Little Blue Ivy has yet to hit double digits, but she has already become something of a pop culture icon.
As well as being almost as stylish as her music icon mother, the five-year-old has also lent her voice to album tracks from both parents.
Oh, and she went on tour as a literal baby which is a pretty rock and roll way to kick start what will undoubtedly be an extremely cool life.
And unlike many primary school age kids, pictures of Blue Ivy don’t just get a few likes on Facebook from her doting aunties and uncles.
When her goddess mum – Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – shared a pic of her short and sophisticated new hairdo on her website, Blue Ivy completely stole the show even without her face being visible.
The internet completely erupted at the sight of the adorable little girl apparently hiding behind a security guard in an elevator, her tiny legs just visible in blue jeans and gold trainers.
In the other side of the elevator, Queen Bey looked regal as ever in a 70s inspired get up; a long red coat thrown elegantly over her shoulders and huge movie star sunglasses.
Fans of the famous family were in hysterics once the odd scene went viral.
One person tweeted:
My boyfriend is in tears at blue ivy hiding behind the man in the elevator picture he kept saying it was fake until I went to her website
Another simply said: ‘Blue ivy hiding in the picture’, along with five crying laughing faces.
At first, most people seemed to accept the strange pic as an innocent yet amusing photobomb. However all might not be quite as it seems…
My boyfriend is in tears at blue ivy hiding behind the man in the elevator picture ??he kept saying it was fake until I went to her website
— Bre'on (@_BayBey) December 29, 2017
Blue ivy hiding in the picture ?????
— ']['d (@ObeyMaSwag) December 27, 2017
Some fans have begun to suggest the picture was a result of Beyonce deliberately putting her daughter in the corner in order to get a clearer pic.
One fan chuckled: ‘She told Blue to stand in the corner so she could take these pics lmaooo’.
She told Blue to stand in the corner so she could take these pics lmaooo pic.twitter.com/M7VpxMeXJH
— Will (@BADDIEWlLL) December 27, 2017
And this theory has stirred up a lot of emotions, with some people weighing in attack Beyonce’s parenting skills.
One indignant person tweeted: ‘What a horrible, selfish mother. Only cares about vanity and looking good for social media. If she was proud of her daughter she would have shown her’.
Another lamented: ‘This pic will have blue in therapy for years to come’.
What a horrible, selfish mother. Only cares about vanity and looking good for social media. If she was proud of her daughter she would have shown her
— devon heroin (@devonmonster95) December 28, 2017
Beyonce is crazy ????
— ?? (@Jraimz) December 28, 2017
Cuz she a bad mom
— 36s (@OccultSorcery) December 28, 2017
Poor baby ?
— Ash (@SylverAsh) December 28, 2017
This pic will have blue in therapy for years to come.
— Sabine (@sabine_ellie) December 27, 2017
However – as is often the case with the Beyhive – there were plenty of fans ready and waiting to defend their Queen to the death.
One person fumed:
People are such haters. I can totally see me Myself telling my kid to hold on while I take a picture.
Maybe she didn’t want her in the pic… can she live her f***** life!
Not a crime, we all ask our kids and friends to this for us and we only goto to pro shoot with special people
People are such haters. I can totally see me
Myself telling my kid to hold on while I take a picture. Maybe she didn't want her in the pic… can she live her f***** life!
— Crystal (@kadencemykluv) December 30, 2017
damn y’all moms never told you to get out her pic? Blu ain’t gonna need no damn therapy! ?
— ronnie hoe quotes: (@L0WKEI) December 28, 2017
Not a crime,we all ask our kids and friends to this for us and we only goto to pro shoot with special people ?♀️
— Marydonalds (@Marydonalds) December 28, 2017
I don't blame her.
— ⭐??Nurse Jackie??⭐ (@Shon_Is_Here) December 27, 2017
She was feeling her look ! Can she live
— Kim (@Tlhoki_K) December 27, 2017
The debate continues and my popcorn is just about ready…
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.