In the snapshot, the 43-year-old rapper holds his nearly 22-month-old baby girl high above his head while standing ankle-deep in a shallow pool of water. The infinity pool, surrounded by palm trees, overlooks the ocean and beautiful blue sky. In the silhouette photo, Jay Z appears to be wearing tropical swim trunks and a white T-shirt, while his daughter also wears a little swimsuit.
Jay Z seems to have a very special bond with his adorable little girl. In the November issue of Vanity Fair, the rapper said Blue is in love with his twelfth studio album, Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail.
"She does like her mother's music -- she watches [Beyonce's concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don't know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album -- she's only 18 months old and I don't play my music around the house," Jay Z explained. "But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, 'More, Daddy, more . . . Daddy song.'"
"She'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," he said. "And that's not like a cliche. 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."
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