A Shy Blue Ivy Gets Encouraged By Her Dad To Go For What She Wants During Precious Viral Moment With LeBron
The Lakers superstar made time for a quick chat with Jay-Z and his daughter, Blue Ivy.
March 09, 2020 at 6:25 pm
Before he walked off the court after the win, James made time for a quick chat with the father and daughter. However, it took some effort to make the starstruck 8-year-old speak up when she wanted to ask a favor from James.
"If you want it, you gotta tell him….You almost got it out. Yeah, just do it," Jay-Z told his daughter.
The 8-year-old then asked the All-Star for an autographed ball.
"You want a ball from me?" James said. "By the time you get out of school on Monday, you'll have it."
LeBron, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy after the Lakers’ win 🤝 pic.twitter.com/g58Bw9xJ7U— ESPN (@espn) March 8, 2020
The conversation, which was heard on the broadcast, turned into a viral moment.
One Twitter user said "Blue's met countless celebrities including her own parents yet she's nervous around LeBron. Too cute."
Knowing James' tendency for generosity, some fans predicted that the little girl would get something extra special.
Blue's met countless celebrities including her own parents yet she's nervous around Lebron 🥺 too cute— Dr. Umar Homelessness Fund (@skimbleshankss) March 8, 2020
"Blue asked Bron for a ball? He’s about to deliver her something over the top and extra and I’m here for it," one Twitter user wrote.
Blue asked Bron for a ball? He’s about to deliver her something over the top and extra and I’m here for it.— Amb. (@ajscribes) March 8, 2020
"Really hard not to like LeBron," another person said.
Earlier this year, people came to defend Blue Ivy after a couple of journalists criticized the girl for her looks, as Blavity previously reported. After Sunday's heartwarming moment, people once again reminded Blue Ivy that she is beautiful.
Really hard not to like Lebron— Troll Osteen (@xHunterShieldsx) March 8, 2020
"Everyone made fun of her and called her ugly but really she's adorable and quite humorous. How about we don't judge kids by how they look. And whatever 'problems' you have with Jay and Lebron need not be stated here. Take it elsewhere," one person wrote.
Everyone made fun of her and called her ugly but really she's adorable and quite humorous. How about we don't judge kids by how they look. And whatever "problems" you have with Jay and Lebron need not be stated here. Take it elsewhere-— Lily Jackson (@LilyJac67086679) March 9, 2020
"She’s literally the cutest thing with these braids," another person added.
Ughhhh she’s literally the cutest thing w these braids 😫🥺— urbandeity (@unique21692225) March 9, 2020
And there were many more compliments for Blue Ivy.
"She's so adorable, such a pretty young lady," one person said.
She's so adorable 🖤, such a pretty young lady— Cooler than Ice-cool 😎 (@TheRealLovJones) March 9, 2020
"She looks just like Beyonce with her hair done like that," another Twitter user said.
She looks just like Beyonce with her hair done like that.— Ashley (@AA_GeminiMoon) March 9, 2020
People also showed loved for Jay-Z.
She knows her dad is famous, but I like how Jay-z made her responsible for asking for what she wanted. Good dad!😉— BLK_PWR_4_20CEN (@BLK_PWR_4_20CEN) March 9, 2020
It's safe to say there were plenty of positive comments that drowned out the unnecessary and hateful comments which are still being made about an 8-year-old girl. And despite whatever the haters may be saying about her looks or her name, Blue Ivy definitely enjoyed her courtside seat on Sunday, proudly wearing a “Blue is my name” jacket.