Can she live???
Beyonce and Jay-Z have apparently been drawn into a race debate over Blue Ivy’s features after images of the cutie were leaked last week. Speculation over whether the celeb seed looked like her famous mommy or Roc Nation boss daddy had been mounting for months after they took extra precautions to keep her identity concealed.
However, when new photos of Blue surfaced online and revealed she is definitely daddy’s little girl, some have decided to weigh in about her resembling features to Jay.
“Let’s pray Beyoncé’s genes kick in as B.I.C. gets older. All the money and talent in the world won’t take away from having Jay-Z’s features,” while another read: “Nappy-headed kid. Wish Beyoncé had married a nice-looking man instead of Jay-Z.”
The highly offensive comments prompted Essence magazine writer Demetria Lucas to criticize the ideals of beauty in the black community:
“Let’s admit it: A lot of us are bamboozled, led astray, and just plain brainwashed when it comes to what traits we find attractive on Black people,” she wrote.
“It’s no secret that we as a people equate lightness with beauty.”
“Ask any woman who failed the brown paper bag test, who grew up hearing she was “pretty for a dark girl” – as if to be both is some sort of inherent contradiction, and she just happened to strike gold.”
“But the color issue is just scratching the surface.”
People need to get some business-Blue Ivy looks like a beautiful black baby!