Jay-Z Makes First Public Appearance Since Daughter Blue Ivy's Birth

19 January 2012, 11:40 | Updated: 19 January 2012, 12:07

The '99 Problems' rapper was pictured out in New York City for the first time since becoming a father.

Jay-Z made his first public appearance last night (18th January) since the birth of his daughter Blue Ivy Carter earlier this month.

The 'Empire State of Mind' rapper and wife Beyonce became parents on 7th January but have maintained a low profile since the birth of their first child.

However Jay-Z stepped out in New York City yesterday for the grand reopening of his club 40/40, and was heard thanking reporters at the event for their congratulations about the couple's new arrival.

Jay-Z posted a new track called 'Glory' the day after Beyonce gave birth which paid tribute to baby Blue Ivy and described her as his 'greatest creation'.

Beyonce has yet to make a public appearance since becoming a mother but the couple did make an official statement on the birth on 9th January.

View a picture of Jay-Z attending the relaunch of his 40/40 club in New York below.

Jay-Z at 40/40 club reopening

Jay-Z Music

See more Jay-Z Music