JAY-Z was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October By Ally MauchNovember 22, 2021 10:54
“Congrats S. Carter, ghost writer/You paid the right price, so we just make your hits tighter,” Blue Ivy said, adorably laughing as she read out the censored line from JAY-Z’s 1998 track “Ride or Die.”
In addition to Beyoncé, 40, and Blue Ivy, the star-studded tribute video also included DJ Khaled, Sean Combs, Regina King, Lenny Kravitz, Dr. Dre, John Legend, Rashida Jones, Lena Waithe, Kevin Hart, Halle Berry, Questlove, Naomi Campbell, Aziz Ansari, Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah, Kerry Washington, Chris Martin, Usher, Ed Sheeran, Rick Ross, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Lupita Nyong’o, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Jurnee Smollett, Chris Rock, Lin-Manuel Miranda, LeBron James, H.E.R., Alicia Keys, SZA, David Letterman and more.
JAY-Z, 51, became the first living solo rap artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during his induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio in late October. The 23-time Grammy Award winner was inducted by former President Barack Obama and Dave Chappelle.
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“Thank you, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for this incredible honor. And you know, growing up, we didn’t think we could be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We were told that hip-hop was a fad,” he began his speech. “Much like punk rock, it gave us this anti-culture, this subgenre, and there were heroes in it.”
“Hopefully, I’m informing the next generation that anything is possible. I don’t know what’s next — In fact, I do know what’s next. I have to go to court Monday. There’s good and bad, life is about balance — But you know, tonight, we’re going to enjoy tonight. I appreciate this honor. Sorry for this long-ass speech, but I had to give it up. We did it, Brooklyn!” the Roc Nation mogul concluded.
Blue Ivy’s appearance in the tribute video for JAY-Z is far from her first foray into the music world.
She appeared in her mom’s music video for the song “Brown Skin Girl,” which was one of the tracks from Beyoncé’s Lion King companion album, The Lion King: The Gift. In September, Blue Ivy became the youngest VMA winner when she took home the award for best cinematography for the music video of “Brown Skin Girl.”
Along with becoming the youngest VMA winner, she also won her first Grammy award earlier this year for the hit song.
The win made Blue Ivy the second youngest artist to ever win a Grammy Award following Leah Peasall, who won at the 2001 ceremony for her work on the album of the year-winning soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? at age 8.