Baby Blue Ivy is not even out of diapers, but she’s already linked to other celebrities in a gossip buzz story.
While Blue Ivy is more concerned with the location of her pacifier than fashion and celeb news, the tot came up in recent weeks after Drake’s new album art was released.
The cover of “Nothing Was The Same,” which won’t drop until September 24, was lauded by fans for its creativity and high-art stylings. That’s probably because it was commissioned from artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson — who has worked for everyone from Michael Jackson to the U.S. government in similar works.
The Blue Ivy angle with Drake’s new joint comes from the baby’s face and appearance on the album cover. The tot indeed has some Blue Ivy like features… but Bey and Jay probably wouldn’t do the “pick in her hair” look depicted.
But Drake laughs and insists that Blue Ivy wasn’t his inspiration — the baby shown is actually supposed to represent the star himself and not Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter.
“When it’s positioned on the shelf, whatever store you go to, if they do it as I’ve asked, you’ll see the fact that it’s a child version of myself staring at myself now. Sometimes when I try and think back on this journey, it’s so hard to pinpoint all of these moments and it gets foggy… I’ve been trying to tell this story, I’ve got there, but maybe not got there all the way. And what that album art is to me is, like, this is my most clean, concise thoughts from now, and my best recollection of then. That’s really what that cover’s about.”
Below is Blue Ivy with Beyonce, and above, baby Drake. Can you see the resemblance?