Who runs the schoolyard? Our bet is on Blue Ivy, especially after her mom, Beyoncé, surprised staff and students with a special performance during her elementary school’s benefit gala at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The “Formation” singer treated the audience to some of her biggest hits, including “Crazy in Love," "Halo” and "XO." In one of the night's most poignant moments, the GRAMMY winner dedicated a spellbinding rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" to the children in attendance.
Naturally, audience members at the 75th annual Grand Gala for the Center for Early Education were quick to hop on social media and share pictures and videos from the once-in-a-lifetime show. In the short clips, the pop diva is seen strutting around the stage in a gold zebra-printed mini dress and stiletto heels. The mom of one also doesn't hold back when it comes to breaking out her famous dance moves from her "Crazy in Love" video.
The star-studded school event was hosted by Billy Crystal and Will Ferrell and featured a special appearance by Mel Brooks who saluted the school's head master Reveta Bowers. The Center for Early Education is a private primary school located in West Hollywood. The average yearly tuition is approximately $25,000.
Saturday's performance wasn't the first time the "Drunk in Love" singer shared her cover of Whitney's iconic song. Back in 2012, Beyoncé had her audience in hysterics when she belted out the tune during a show in New Jersey. Then, a year later she dedicated the song to Paul Walker after the actor died in a tragic car accident in Nov. 2013.