By Gil Kaufman
So, it finally happened. The public has been waiting with baited breath for Beyonce's first post-baby appearance, and the Queen Bee stepped out to see her husband Jay-Z perform his first show at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday night (February 6). It was the singer's first public uoting since she gave birth to her daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January.
Wearing a form-fitting Alice Temperly dress, four-inch Christian Louboutin heels and holding a gold Alexander McQueen clutch, the singer looked in fighting form for her big night out. According to the New York Daily News, at an afterparty at Jay's 40/40 club she reportedly said, "it was amazing," when asked for a response to Jigga's show.
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The newspaper said he chilled out after the concert by having a celery and champagne snack and threw his arms around Bey she she greeted him in the middle of the club just before midnight. They then went up to the VIP section and hung out with Nas and Santigold. It was the capper to a historic night for Jay, who filled the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall for the first of two benefit concerts for the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and the United Way to raise money for gifted high school students who need financial assistance to attend college.
Backed by a full orchestra that included Roots drummer ?uestlove and Young Guru playing DJ, Hov took the stage just before 9 p.m. in a white tux jacket and holding a bottle of champagne, Jay began the night by shouting the iconic line from his 2003 song "Public Service Announcement" in which he declares "allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is Hov."
Among the guests who joined him over the course of the show were Alicia Keys and Nas, but the one cameo everyone was waiting for was Blue's cooing in the song "Glory,"? which Jay released just days after his daughter's birth.