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Please Let Blue Ivy Open Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour

A dream lineup. Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS

Jay-Z has announced a three-month North American tour in support of 4:44 starting in October and, child labor laws be damned, Blue Ivy had better be the opener. Jay-Z hasn’t done a solo tour since 2013, but his previous On the Run Tour was a family act with wife Beyoncé — a period of marital repair for the couple, as Hov has — so it stands to reason that another Carter could get in on the family business and open for her dad.

Sure, she’s only 5 years old, but imagine if Michael Jackson had waited until puberty to start his career. Plus, Blue has proven at many an awards show that she’s already . She’s also appeared in more songs (she was !) and than most other kindergarteners outside Calabasas. Just last week, we learned a game-changing new development in the Carter genetic pool: . And the whole of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (which Jay will hit on November 26) deserves to hear her commanding boom shakalaka live. For further cultural finesse she might even throw in some ballet. As Blue rapped, she’s never seen a proverbial ceiling in her whole young life, so who’s gonna put one in her way now? Move over, baby Asahd: This is Blue’s world; we’re just living in it.

Please Let Blue Ivy Open Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour