He has plenty to celebrate after becoming a father for the first time two weeks ago.
And following some recuperation with wife Beyonce and their new baby girl Blue Ivy Carter, it was time for Jay-Z to go back to work.
The rapper made his first public appearance since the birth of his daughter at the reopening of his nightclub 40/40.
Warm welcome: Jay-Z made his first public outing since the birth of his daughterThe 42-year-old star, whose real name is Shawn Carter, received a wonderful welcome when he arrived at the New York venue.
A crowd of fans gathering outside reportedly shouted ‘congratulations’ as Jay-Z made his way inside.
He is understood to have responded: ‘Thank you,’ while giving his admirers an enthusiastic wave.
Well wishers: Jay-Z waves at a throng of fans who congratulated him