Give a 6-year-old an auction paddle and don’t be surprised by what happens.
In this case, that child was Blue Ivy — hallowed offspring of singer Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z who has the power to shush the sacrosanct musicians at the Grammys — and that auction paddle led to a $19,000 bid on a portrait of actor Sidney Poitier.
Even Jay couldn’t stop his firstborn from heating up the bidding war — and fan footage from the Saturday event shows that he indeed tried to wrest the paddle from her hand. When the bidding continued to escalate, the defeated look on his face is a priceless #dadlife moment.
TV personality Star Jones emceed the live auction at the second annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles and egged on the young star. But she ultimately pronounced filmmaker Tyler Perry the winner at $20,000, according to Vanity Fair.
Blue, who wore a gilded mommy-and-me look to the decadent event, didn’t go home empty-handed. The Carters are now the proud owners of a Samuel Levi Jones work made of deconstructed medical and law books. Kiddo entered a paltry winning bid of $10,000.
The “From WACO to Wakanda”-themed event was hosted by Bey’s mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, and her husband, Richard Lawson, and benefitted the WACO Theater Center. It honored Beyoncé and her mother-in-law, Gloria Carter, for their humanitarian work.