Beyonce Covers Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ At Blue Ivy’s School Gala

In case you were wondering how having Beyoncé among the parents at your elementary school is different from having non-famous parents, here’s your answer. Bey instantly turned a gala at Blue Ivy’s school into the coolest elementary school function ever by singing a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

(Yes, pedants. I’m aware that it was a Dolly Parton song first but even Parton has ceded full ownership of the song in light of Whitney’s version).

This isn’t the first time that Bey has whipped out the track. She used it to knock the wind out of stadium’s during her ultra-long Mrs. Carter Show world tour. Beyonce performed the track again at the 75th anniversary fundraising gala for the vaguely named Center for Early Education. Blue Ivy is enrolled in pre-school at the Los Angeles school that includes grades all the way up to 6th. The song was part of a longer set that included “XO” and “Crazy In Love.” Check those out via the Beyoncé Brazil Twitter account below:

This is the second time this year that King Bey has put her mom-ness in the spotlight. The first came in the song “Formation” where she explicitly defended her decision to leave her daughter’s hair in a natural style with the line “I like my baby heir with baby hair and afros.” Of course, Blue Ivy herself showed up in the video complete with a baby squad, underlining Bey’s response to fans who ridiculed her for not straightening the 4-year-old’s hair.