Money, cash, baby clothes: that's the life and times of Jay-Z and Beyonce now that newborn daughter Blue Ivy Carter is in the picture, but Jigga was hanging out with some high-rollers last night at the reopening of his 40/40 Club in New York.
The event was his first public appearance since Jay-Z and Beyonce welcomed Blue Ivy into their lives 11 days ago, but Beyonce was not at the fete, the New York Post reported.
But some pretty famous names did make it out to the Manhattan opening, the Post said, including billionaire businessman Warren Buffett and film director Spike Lee.
Jay-Z and Beyonce are two of the city's (and the music world's) highest rollers themselves, and the Brooklyn-born rapper has shouted both men out in the lyrics to his songs. In the song Threat, Hov compares himself to the Nebraska tycoon, rapping that You lookin at the black Warren Buffet. Buffett himself has said that his tastes lean toward ukulele music rather than Reasonable Doubt or The Black Album, but he still looked like he had a good time at the gala event.
And in one of Jay-Z's most popular recent hits, especially for his New York fans, Empire State of Mind, he tips his hat to Spike Lee, who is known for his fanatical love of the New York Knicks (and his floor seats at the Garden): I be Spiked out, i can trip a referee, tell by my attitude that I'm most definitely from New York.
Spike wasn't repping the Knickerbockers last night though. He instead dressed in all-blue, including a Victor Cruz jersey, to show his love for the New York Giants, another of his passions. New York plays the San Francisco 49ers Sunday evening in California.
Questlove, the drummer for the Roots and a friend of Jay-Z and Beyonce also made it out last night, telling the Post: I'm here to show love. He can give me advice ... I'm not even a parent yet - so he left me in the club alone.
Beyonce (and Blue Ivy Carter for that matter) was nowhere to be seen at the 40/40 Club, despite rumors that she would be attending, and Jay-Z did not comment to the press as he entered the club, according to the Post.
Singer Ashanti also attended the event, according to the Washington Post, which posted a series of Tweets Questlove sent out over the course of the night.