Jay Z Nabs Grammy Gold… Sippy Cup?

Last year Jay Z drank cognac from his Grammy Award, and now Blue Ivy will drink juice from hers.

Blue Ivy didn’t make a cameo at the 2014 Grammy Awards with Jay Z and Beyoncé (like we were all not-so-secretly hoping for), but it’s all good because daddy is bringing home a very special gift for her.

Beyoncé and Hov opened the show with a scintillating performance of “Drunk in Love,” then got cozy in the front row to observe the rest. Somehow, the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration was bumped from the pre-telecast to the live show, and we’d like to think that Jay Z did a bit of strong-arming to make that happen.

The award is usually handed out early in the night, but with Jay Z nominated for two separate songs — “Holy Grail” with Justin Timberlake and “Part II (On the Run)” with Beyonce — it became an event this year. Jamie Foxx handed over the trophy to Jay Z for “Holy Grail,” and Hov decided to show how much it meant to him, by dedicating it to baby Blue. An incredibly moving gesture, coupled with a slight shot at the Academy? Perhaps.

After thanking God, partially for the award, and a lot for placing Beyoncé, who he affectionately called a “beautiful light of a young lady” in his life, Jay dropped this gem: “I wanna tell Blue that, look — daddy got a gold sippy cup for you!”

Queue the collective swoon.

If it wasn’t bossy enough that last year Jay Z decided to sip D’USSE out of his award backstage, he really topped himself by giving us the image of little Blue casually sipping apple juice from a golden gramophone. No big deal.

Blue Ivy celebrated her 2nd birthday on January 7, and now she can go ahead and add a Grammy Award to her collection of toys.

Hopefully other nominees in the Best Rap/Sung category, such as J. Cole, appreciated the cute gesture as much as the Internet did.

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