The 2020 NAACP Image Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning and, while it was no surprise to see Beyoncé nominated for eight awards, it’s the recognition for her daughter Blue Ivy that has people talking, reports Variety.
The mother-daughter duo was nominated for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration for the song “Brown Skin Girl” from “The Lion King: The Gift,” with SAINt JH and WizKid. In November, the 8-year-old won her first award for her work on the track, earning the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s honor at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards.
“You know what they say, ‘We walked, so others can run.’ And so good for her,” NAACP Vice Chairman Karen Boykin-Towns said in response to the youngster’s nomination. “I think that just shows how important love is …. between a mother and a daughter. That’s what that song kind of represents for me,” “grown-ish” star told Variety after announcing the nominees.
“I feel like that’s why she put her on the song. And it shows other eight year old girls that they can, they can do it too.” “She’s a sweet little girl and I can’t wait to see what she evolves into, probably just like her mama,” Grammy-winner Erica Campbell added. And since Blue Ivy has been an Internet star in the cutaway shots at the award shows she’s attended with her parents, like the VMAs and the Grammys, fans could be in for a big TV moment if she attends the ceremony on Feb. 22.