Blue Ivy Carter isn’t the type to give in easily to a bidding war. And the 10-year-old recently demonstrated this by offering to pay more than $80,000 for a pair of diamond earrings previously owned by her mother, Beyoncé.
The pair of Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings Blue Ivy bid on was auctioned off at the 2022 Wearable Art Gala on Saturday, according to PEOPLE. The 10-year-old attended the event with her parents (Jay-Z and Beyoncé), as well as her grandmother, Tina Knowles.
A video of Blue Ivy standing up to bid more than $80,000 on the earrings went viral on social media. Blue’s grandmother is seen smiling at her after she stands up and waves her auction paddle in the video. Other event attendees can also be heard laughing.
Knowles was wearing the pricey earrings during the auction, and her granddaughter is said to have bid after her parents approved. However, the 10-year-bid old’s for the diamond earrings was not accepted because Monique Rodriguez and her husband Melvin outbid her. The earrings were purchased for $105,000 by the Mielle Organics founder and her husband.
Keke Palmer, Tina Knowles, and Quinta Brunson react to Blue Ivy bidding higher than $80k at last night’s Wearable Art Gala auction. pic.twitter.com/ti4Elt6zqj
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Blue Ivy has a history of attempting to obtain items put up for auction at the Wearable Art Gala. According to Vanity Fair, she bid $17,000 on an acrylic painting of Sidney Poitier in 2018. Despite Jay-attempt Z’s to take the auction paddle his then-6-year-old daughter was holding, the minor placed another bid after the painting’s price increased to $19,000. Tyler Perry, on the other hand, won after bidding $20,000 on the item.
She did, however, win a bid for a Samuel Levi Jones painting that was also up for auction. Blue, the second youngest Grammy winner, paid $10,000 for the artwork.
In an interview with Hoda Kotb on Today, Perry touched on the “bidding war” with Blue Ivy. “Somebody else was bidding against me. I didn’t know who it was,” Perry told the host. “I look over and it’s her. She’s taking the paddle out of Jay’s hand and Beyoncé’s hand and she’s bidding.”
He added: “I’m like, this kid’s not outbidding me today. You gonna learn today, little girl. I’m getting this painting. But JAY-Z actually pretended to pull it out of her hand and stop her bidding. But it was for charity so it was for a great cause.”