Jay-Z appeared, sans wife Beyonce Knowles, at the reopening of his 40/40 nightclub in New York City last night. It was believed Beyonce’s first post pregnancy outing would be last night but she opted to remain home with their bundle Blue Ivy Carter.
After two weeks of baby bliss, beyond a dedication rap to Blue and a jointly released statement revealing an “emotional and peaceful” delivery, Jay and Beyonce have been obscured from the public’s eye.
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Though Beyonce was not on the scene for the swanky reopening, Jay was in good company for the club’s revamped celebration. Warren Buffet (who managed to throw up the Roc sign), Ashanti, Fabolous, Russell Simmons and a coupled up Terrence J (BET’s 106 & Park) & Selita Ebanks were just a few who were on hand to congratulate the new Dad twofold—on the reopening and the arrival of Blue.
Jay arrived in a tailored black suit and baby blue (pun intended) checkered shirt with black tie and smile from ear to ear as the 42-year-old thanked well-wishers.
“Jay was beaming the whole time,” an observer says.
After combing through the crowd, Jay-Z made his way to the upstairs bar and celebrated with patron shots and flutes of Ace of Spades champagne. Sources say Jay pulled out his phone and began showing first photos of his little girl to which friends gave further congratulatory hugs and high-fives.
The rapper’s sister was in attendance as well and was overheard telling friends that “Everyone is fine,” as an update to Blue and Bey.
Jay exited the building just past 1A.M. where he continued partying at 1Oak in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district.
“He wasn’t doing anything crazy,” a source reports. “Just chilling, laughing, and talking.”
It’s good to see Jay out, since the birth of Blue, making moves again. The countdown continues for the first sighting of Beyonce.