Jay Z enjoys secret birthday party
Jay Z celebrated his 47th birthday with a "super private" party at the weekend.
The ’99 Problems’ hitmaker was joined by his friends and family at Republique restaurant in Los Angeles on Saturday (12.03.16), the evening before his big day, but the event was kept so secret even the rapper and his wife, Beyoncé, were not seen arriving or leaving the upmarket venue.
However, the ‘Crazy in Love’ singer’s mother Tina Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson were seen arriving at the venue, which was covered by dark green tarpaulin to keep prying eyes away, as was her Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland and husband Tim Witherspoon.
Meanwhile, actress Gwyneth Paltrow shared a throwback photo of Jay with her and ex-husband Chris Martin’s kids Apple, 12, and Moses, 10, on Instagram.
Alongside the picture, she wrote: "Happy birthday #unclejay (sic)"
It is unclear as to whether Gwyneth was among those at the party.
Jay’s birthday celebrations were much more low-key than when his wife – with whom he has four-year-old daughter Blue Ivy – turned 35 in September.
The ‘Formation’ hitmaker held a Soul Train-themed bash and partied until 5am with friends including her sister Solange Knowles, former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly and Michelle Williams, June Ambrose, Carmelo Anthony, LaLa Anthony, Swizz Beatz, Cassie, Chance the Rapper, P Diddy, The-Dream, Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Joan Smalls and Usher.
Beyonce later thanked her guests for coming, and singled out her husband for a special thank you.
She said: "Thank you, everybody, for coming. You guys did such an incredible job committing, and I’m so happy to be here."
She then said to Jay: "Thank you, baby."