Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics faced off, took place on Monday night (June 13) and featured some very special celebrities on the court. Jay-Z and his daughter Blue Ivy were in attendance, seated front and center during the game, and shared an adorable father-daughter moment as the camera pans out to them in the audience.
In a clip shared by the NBA on Instagram, the announcer said as the camera focused on the duo, “Back with us in the bay at Chase Center tonight, 24-time Grammy winner, the only and unique, Jay-Z!” The rapper then pulled Blue Ivy – who was wearing a black moto jacket, black jeans and black and white Nike sneakers – in for a soft hug and a kiss on the cheek, although she tried to ignore it at first. his father.
Fans of the father-daughter duo were quick to point out how much Blue Ivy resembled her mother Beyoncé, drawing comparisons between the two because of Blue Ivy’s curly hair and earrings. The 10-year-old’s look at the NBA Finals bore a striking resemblance to Beyoncé’s during the star’s Feb. 28, 2007, appearance on MTV. Total live demandwhen the pop star wore her hair in full, shoulder-length brown curls and accessorized with ornate gold hoop earrings.
Beyoncé was not present for the match and fans speculated that she might be a little busy. Days prior, the 28-time Grammy winner had cleaned up her profile pictures on all of her social media accounts, prompting BeyHive to speculate that new music might be on the way. There has been no upcoming album release announcement for Beyoncé, but the next release will be her first LP since 2016. Lemonade.
Watch Jay-Z and Blue Ivy’s cute moment during the NBA Finals game below.