Inside Jay-Z’s Boys’ Night Out, His First Appearance Since Blue Ivy’s Birth

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Making the first appearance since the birth of his baby girl, Jay-Z caused quite as stir, as he arrived fashionably late to the grand re-opening of his 40/40 Club in New York. Looking dapper in a suit and tie, the “H.A.M.” singer partied into the early hours with his buddies — as Beyoncestayed home with the newborn.

But B was definitely there in spirit, as her hits “Love on Top” and “Countdown” played over the swanky sports club, and Jay mouthed the words.

As Jay-Z moved from one VIP area to another, a Celebuzz insider congratulated him. “Thanks,” Jay-Z responded. When asked how Blue was doing, Jay-Z just widely grinned, but stayed mum. Looks like he’s basking in that new fatherhood glow!

Once in the VIP area, Jay-Z was seen passing his phone around to Russell Simmons and Swizz Beatz — perhaps showing off pictures of Blue? Surrounded by his closest friends and business partners, Jay partied into the early hours of the night, ordering bottles of Patron and Ace of Spade champagne, and taking shots.

The packed club was buzzing, hoping for Beyonce’s grand appearance after it was reported earlier in the day that she would be coming. Sadly, there was no cameo.

The “Best Thing I Never Had” singer gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter on Jan. 7 at Lenox Hill Hospital on New York’s Upper East Side. In an official statement from the couple, they revealed:

“Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.”