Months after starring in her mother Beyoncé’s hotly-anticipated Black Is King film on Disney Plus and winning her first BET Award for her work on Bey’s track ‘Brown Skin Girl’, the eight-year-old has narrated the audiobook for a book titled Hair Love.
On Monday, author Matthew A. Cherry announced the news of Carter’s collaboration on the project and gave a snippet of the child’s voice which features in the four-minute-long audiobook.
The book details the experience of African American father Stephen attempting to do his daughter Zuri’s hair for the first time.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) November 9, 2020
In 2017, Cherry launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to make his story into a short film. Two years later, the project was released as a book in May 2019, with illustrations by Vashti Harrison, and won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 92 Academy Awards earlier this year.
‘Hair Love was done because we wanted to see more representation in animation,’ Cherry said during his Oscar acceptance speech. ‘We wanted to normalise black hair.’
Carter has been keen to show off her singing and acting credentials in recent years.
In addition to her BET win earlier this year, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s eldest daughter received the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards and the gong for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards.
She’s also appeared in numerous videos for her mother including 'Spirit', 'Formation' and the singer’s new advert for her Ivy Park x Adidas collection.
Several of Beyoncés fans took to Twitter after the collection’s promotional video hit YouTube last month, praising Blue Ivy for being an ‘icon’.
Blue is such a MANAGER, look at her making sure Beyoncé is actually working. pic.twitter.com/pclXhMa8Oe
— Dr Ginger (@bhekisisa_1) October 22, 2020
I just know Blue Ivy was making Beyoncé do some shots over 😭 I can just hear the “ mom no “ LMAOO pic.twitter.com/cWH8eO4fm1
— B 🎄A🎄R🎄Z🎄 ᴮ🌱 (@_barzdalyricist) October 22, 2020
Blue ivy out here doing splits https://t.co/BBY16dGQq0
— 👑 Gooch Grease (@L3ONCARTER) October 22, 2020
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