It’s no secret that Jay Z and his wife Beyonce are way too flashy. Just a few years back, they took an elaborate trip to Cuba while the rest of the country suffered under crushing poverty. They routinely gift each other presents worth millions of dollars to give the impression that they actually love each other, and they dress their only child in designer clothes from head to toe.
And this weekend, the Carters attended the Wearable Art Gala, which sounds just about as insufferable as it actually is.
The Gala was organized and hosted by Beyonce’s mother and honored Jay Z’s mother for her supposed humanitarian work. Michelle Obama made a satellite appearance to honor Beyonce, also for her humanitarian efforts, and Beyonce’s sister and daughter attended the event simply to be seen. Needless to say, the night was indulgently incestuous.
But the night turned during the live auction, where overpriced art was sold to help rehabilitate starving artists in inner cities. And somehow, 6 year old Blue Ivy Carter was insightful enough to identify a lovely piece of art and bid $19,000 on it.
Blue Ivy out here bidding $19,000 for art. *cries in poorness* pic.twitter.com/SBoYL57Upq
— Proto (@The__Prototype) March 18, 2018
Unfortunately, Tyler Perry won out on the auction but Blue Ivy bid another $10,000 on a set of “deconstructed” law and medicine books. Later, Beyonce bid $17,000 on a pair of earrings.
The night concluded with Michelle Obama praising Beyonce for her selflessness and Beyonce thanked the audience for “overwhelming” her with love and adoration.
“At a time where so many people are feeling afraid and looking inward, honey you give us the courage to reach out across every divide — race, class, gender, geography,” Michelle Obama said toward the end of the night. “It has been a joy to work with you on issues we care about and witness your outstanding work first hand. Because millions of girls around the world love you and admire you — including my daughters — it means even more that they see you standing up for others. I love you. I am inspired by you. I’m so honored and proud of everything that you have achieved and everything that you have contributed to our country and our world.”
It’s so refreshing to hear about modest events held by celebrities raising awareness for those who are truly in need. I’m just glad to see the next generation of Carters is getting onboard with such a meaningful cause.
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