Jay-Z Makes First Appearance Since Blue Ivy's Birth (VIDEO)

For a new dad Jay-Z didn't look too sleep deprived at the grand re-opening of his New York City hotspot, The 40/40 Club.

On Wednesday night, the 42-year-old rapper made his first public appearance since he and Beyonce welcomed baby daughter Blue Ivy into the world on Jan. 8.

Us Weekly reports Jay was "bum-rushed by reporters, photographers and well-wishers on the red carpet," and thanked everyone for their kind words.

Inside the club at West 25th Street and Broadway, the rapper and club owner was greeted by famous friends offering their congratulations. The guest list included Ashanti, Russell Simmos, Spike Lee, Questlove and even billionaire Warren Buffett, reports E! News.

Although Beyonce wasn't in attendance -- likely at home with baby Blue -- that didn't stop Jay-Z from celebrating with shots of Patron and flutes of Ace of Spades champagne. The proud papa was spotted pulling out his phone and showing photos to his friends, who were giving him hugs and high-fives.

We can't wait until the whole family makes their public debut!

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