Beyoncé was the big winner at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night at the Forum Theater in Southern California, but it was her daughter, Blue Ivy, who almost stole the show. The 32-year-old singer was presented the Video Vanguard award, aka the Lifetime Achievement Award, by her rapper/producer husband Jay Z, after performing a medley of songs from her latest self-titled album.
One of the cutest moments of the night was when Blue Ivy, 2, wearing a bow in her hair and a gold dress, danced on her father’s lap while Beyoncé sang “Flawless.” Jay Z’s look was priceless as he turned to his daughter and smiled, before turning to the audience, as if to ask, “Is anyone else witnessing this?”
The second adorable moment came when Jay Z and Blue Ivy joined Beyoncé onstage after her 15-minute performance. She and Jay Z kissed, quietly shutting down rumors that their marriage is on the brink of divorce. Blue Ivy clapped for her mom as Beyoncé accepted the award, and she could be heard saying “Mommy,” which made Beyoncé smile even more. Blue even looked over her dad’s shoulder and continued clapping.
“I’m so full,” the singer said. “I have nothing to say, but I’m full with so much gratitude and I just thank God for this moment and I love y’all so much.” As she spoke, Blue Ivy waved to fans as Jay Z held her. “Blue, I love you, my beloved, I love you, my fans, I love you, MTV, I love you, good night,” Beyoncé said.
Meanwhile, Blue Ivy may have a playmate soon, as Jay Z claims he wants more children, as reported by Us Weekly. “Absolutely, God willing,” he said during a radio interview on New York station Hot 97 last year, before jokingly adding he would prefer “a little basketball team” worth of children.
“Then you could be their agent and their dad at the same time,” interviewer Angie Martinez joked back, making reference to the fact Jay Z had founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and had already signed star athletes such as the NBA’s Kevin Durant. “The world would be a better place,” the rapper replied with a laugh.