7-Year-Old Samba Queen Breaks Down Under Pressure, Was She Too Young For Her Role?

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Babies, For Discussion, Hate It or Love It?!?!

7-year-old Julia Lira sparked controversy in Brazil after being elected Queen of the Drums for her Samba school because role is traditionally reserved for adult women, largely due to the provocative costume and dancing involved . Child welfare advocates fought to have Julia removed, but a judge allowed her to participate in the Carnival parade today. Unfortunately Julia did get a little overwhelmed by the events. Pop the hood to watch a video and see more from Carnival:

It’s normal for a child to get overwhelmed by papparazzi — we think Julia held her own pretty well. She’s the youngest samba queen in recent memory and if you check out the gallery that includes some of the other queens, it shouldn’t be hard to see why the child welfare advocate groups were beefing.


  • A Real Mona

    So very sad…child welfare should have locked the parents up for even thinking about this baby participating in such hedine-like activity…SMDH

  • A Real Mona

    oh…1st!! and 2nd!!

  • Britchick91!

    we need 2 let kids be kids

  • 2Sweet

    She needs braces. My parents put braces on me when I was 6…as soon as those crooked adult teeth came in. That’s what she needs. Until then she had no business being Samba Queen! SMH.

  • Thisis10


  • http://bossip Keep it Real

    Not for a child. The other Queens. This is why brothers love Brazilian women. They got the exoctic/white girl face and hair and from the stomach and waist down they got a sisters body. Unbelievable

  • always knew

    Does Jon Benet Ramsey mean anything to you?

  • LadyInChucks

    SMFH…and then ppl wonder why theres SICK GROWN A** MEN OUT HERE THATS molesting and sexually intrigued with lil a** kids.

  • AnonymousGal

    People need to stop trying to making their children grow up so quickly. What ever happened to playing with dolls, skating, riding your bike, playing hopscotch and all the other childhood things we used to do? It’s the parent’s egos that thrust their children into stuff like this.

    At the end of the day, she is A CHILD. Let her act like one.

  • Dirty Diana...Let Me Be ♪

    I see nothing wrong with her in taking part in the carnival. it’s normal for every and anyone to take part in the parade where i come from. the thing i don’t understand is why they chose her to be the queen. Maybe they if they should have a kiddies carnial section if they don’t already have one and let the kiddies be prince and princess of the that section.

  • Dirty Diana...Let Me Be ♪

    maybe they should *

  • Coola

    realblackischocolate, you’re an idiot.

    The child is cute, but this is inappropriate.

  • real black is chocolate f'ck fake azz bullsh't!!!! real nikka aka Gmen

    Keep it Real

    yeah right! because are mixed as muthaf’cka it’s all thanks to stupid self-hatred dark-skinned brothers and sisters which have made a genocide yourself that white man f’cked these mixed/exoctic looking b’tches!

    black ppl wake up mathaf’cka

  • http://bossip too cute

    she’s too young

  • real black is chocolate f'ck fake azz bullsh't!!!! real nikka aka Gmen


    why because i tell the truth?

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