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Listen up, fellas! Here's The Blueprint on how to be a supportive hubby and loving father, while also runnin' the town.
Jay Z turns 46 today and we wanted to celebrate the Grammy-winning rapper's birthday by looking back at our favorite non-musical moments, the ones where Mr. Shawn Carter was more than just a little crazy in love with wife Beyoncé and their 3-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
The tight-knit trio seem to spend as much time as they can together, and last year they enjoyed Jay's milestone birthday sightseeing in Ireland. There's no telling what Queen Bey has in store for her king this year, but music's power couple and their adorable little girl will surely be blowing out the candles together.
Check out 13 times the platinum-selling artist and business mogul checked his tough-guy persona at the door and was just the sweetest family man:
A day in the life of the Carter crew? A private visit to a Parisian museum to marvel at the historic sights!
In a 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, Jay admitted, "[Blue's] my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that's not like a cliché. I'm really serious. Just to see her—'Daddy song, more, Daddy.' She's genuine, she's honest, because she doesn't know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it."
There's no better go-karting team than this adorable daddy-daughter duo.
At the 2014 Video Music Awards, Jay called his leading lady the "greatest living entertainer," and the famous duo shared a sweet smooch in front of the whole audience. Shortly after, Blue gave her stamp of approval on Bey's performance, saying, "Yay, mommy!"
Run, Blue! Jay Z patiently waits for his curly-haired cutie to catch up while exploring a museum.
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A true gentleman stands aside and lets his lady love take complete center stage on the red carpet.
Jay Z might have 99 problems, but his picture-perfect family ain't one! The music mogul is joined by his doting daughter, sister-in-law Solange Knowles and Solange's hubby and son aboard a yacht on Tina's wedding day.
Just two days after the birth of Blue, he expressed his joy with a heartwarming tribute song called "Glory." On it he raps, "The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real/Baby, I paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you."
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There's no denying it—the chemistry between this couple of more than seven years is almost too steamy. Their show-opening performance of "Drunk in Love" at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards still gives us chills.
Now this is how you do Halloween! Jay, Bey and Blue went all out (and then some) with their Coming to America-inspired costumes.
Remember when the twosome attempted to trademark their baby's unique moniker? Although they lost the legal bid, Jay explained to Vanity Fair that it all came from a good place. "People wanted to make products based on our child's name," he explained, "and you don't want anybody trying to benefit off your baby's name. It wasn't for us to do anything; as you see, we haven't done anything." Talk about protective parenting.
Need any more proof Jay Z's got mad love for his precious family? This moment between him and Blue says it all.
Wishing Jay his most special birthday yet!