Beyoncé’s return to the stage was a family affair.
Blue Ivy joined her mother on stage during her performance at Atlantis The Royal hotel’s opening in Dubai on Saturday night.
“Blue Ivy came out during ‘Brown Skin Girl,’” a source tells us. “She looked grown up in red, danced along and had a microphone, but didn’t sing.”
Beyoncé also told the crowd her husband, Jay-Z, was there with her parents, Tina and Mathew Knowles, as well as her 5-year-old twins Rumi and Sir.
During the hour-and-a-half performance, which, we’re told, started over an hour late, fans were forced to put their phones in pouches and were even reprimanded by security if they were spotted sneaking photos.
Despite the delay and strict cell phone restrictions, a source told Page Six, the 41-year-old “looked like a goddess” and “sounded perfect.”
She started her show with “At Last” by Etta James and performed hits including “Beautiful Liar,” “Halo” and “Crazy in Love.” We’re told, however, that she didn’t perform anything new.
This is the first time Beyoncé — who wore custom Dolce & Gabbana on the event’s red carpet — has headlined a live show in nearly five years, the last being the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, in December 2018.
The Dubai performance comes after she released her much-awaited seventh album, “Renaissance,” which includes bops like “Cuff It” and “Break My Soul.”
Page Six exclusively reported in September 2022 that Beyoncé will take “Renaissance” on tour this summer.
A source revealed to us at the time that the singer was in the process of booking stadiums around the world à la her 2016 “Formation” world tour as well as her 2014 and 2018 joint “On the Run” outings with her husband, Jay-Z.
Beyoncé has teased that more music is coming, as she described “Renaissance” as the first part of a “three-act project” that came to fruition during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is unclear, though, what the second and third acts will be.
“Creating [‘Renaissance’] allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world,” she wrote on Instagram in June 2022. “It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving.”
However, one thing that fans can certainly count out is a collaboration with Britney Spears.
Multiple sources told Page Six exclusively earlier this month that Beyoncé asked Spears to appear in a new music video, but it ultimately fell through.