This Throwback Photo Is Proof That Blue Ivy Is The Spitting Image Of Beyoncé

The apple doesn't fall far from the Bey. Despite frequent observations that 5-year-old Blue Ivy Carter bears a strong resemblance to her father, Jay Z, her grandmother Tina Knowles Lawson has proof that she's actually a mini Beyoncé, too. (The jury's still out on twins Sir and Rumi. Our zoom feature just isn't that good.)

Knowles Lawson, mother to superstar sisters Beyoncé and Solange, posted a childhood photo of her oldest daughter on Instagram last night. At least, we think it's Beyoncé — anyone would be forgiven for mistaking the little girl in the picture for Blue Ivy at first glance.

Knowles Lawson — who, it's worth noting, also looks just like the 36-year-old pop star's double — couldn't help pointing out the likeness between mother and daughter.

"If Beyoncé don't look like Blue on this photo!!!" the 63-year-old fashion designer and Knowles matriarch remarked to her 1.4 million followers. "Getting her braids done by Toni."

For comparison's sake, here's an image of big sister Blue Ivy posted by her grandma earlier this year.

Isn't genetics amazing? But it's not the first time Knowles Lawson, who divorced Beyoncé's father Matthew in 2011 and has since married actor Richard Lawson, has noted that Blue Ivy favors her famous mother. This spring she posted a fan's tribute to the Carter women, and there's no denying the similar features.

There's also no question as to where Blue Ivy got her killer dance moves or her flair for fashion. Daddy may have passed on his rap skills, but those incredible Mommy-and-me Gucci ensembles will always have us seeing double.

No pressure, Carter twins.

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