Jay-Z thought he would be ''more inspired'' by the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy.
Jay-Z thought he would be ''more inspired'' by the birth of his daughter.
The rapper became father for the first time in January to Baby Blue Ivy with wife Beyonce Knowles, and although he thought the experience would have him locked in the studio with new ideas, he has preferred to simply spend time with his newborn.
He told MTV: ''After my daughter was born I thought I would be more inspired with all the new feelings and everything that I'd have to write about, but it really happened the other way.
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Beyonce Knowles believe she lost her excess baby weight by breast-feeding and quickly getting back into exercise.
Beyonce Knowles lost most of her baby weight through breast-feeding.
The 'Love on Top' hitmaker - who welcomed Baby Blue Ivy in January - did not put herself on a strict regime of weight loss after having her first child, but did make sure to do some basic exercise to shift the extra pounds.
She said: ''I lost most of my weight from breast-feeding and I encourage women to do it; it's just so good for the baby and good for yourself.
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Beyonce Knowles believes her baby Blue Ivy is ''changing'' constantly but admits she does look like her father, according to singer Melanie Fiona.
The 'Love On Top' hitmaker - who welcomed her first daughter on January 7 - has told singer Melanie Fiona, who is co-managed by Jay, she is confident the tot resembles her daddy but admits it changes every day.
Melanie told US Weekly magazine: ''Beyonce says Blue changes every day and looks just like Jay now.
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Beyonce Knowles' daughter Blue Ivy Carter is the ''most gorgeous baby in the world'', according to the 'Halo' hitmaker's stylist Ty Hunter.
Beyonce Knowles' daughter Blue Ivy Carter is the "most gorgeous baby in the world".
The 'Halo' hitmaker's stylist Ty Hunter revealed the tot - who was born on January 7 - is a "very calm, happy baby" and she looks just like her father, rap superstar Jay-Z.
He told the New York Post newspaper: "She is the most gorgeous baby in the world. Blue Ivy is a very calm, happy baby.
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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z have shared the first pictures of their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, with the world.
The superstar couple - who welcomed their first child into the world on January 7 - unveiled a set of intimate family shots on social networking site Tumblr, which show a beaming Beyonce tenderly cradling the tot in her arms and the rapper comforting his adorable daughter as she sleeps.
In an accompanying message, the couple wrote: "We welcome you to share our joy.
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Mother-of-one Jennifer Hudson has told her 'Dreamgirls' co-star Beyonce Knowles to make sure she sleeps whenever she can while her new baby Blue Ivy gets settled at home.
The actress is thrilled for the singer - who she starred with in 'Dreamgirls' - and her husband Jay-Z following the arrival of their Baby Blue Ivy last weekend and has revealed she told her to get as much rest as possible in the first few weeks of parenting.
Jennifer - who has a two-year-old son, David Jr., with her fiance David Otunga - said: "Girl, get your sleep! We talked about this when I had my munchkin. It goes so fast. She's going to look up and [Blue] is going to be six months. Next thing you know, she's going to be walking."
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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z have left hospital with their newborn baby daughter, Blue Ivy.
The couple - who welcomed their first daughter into the world on Saturday (07.01.12) - departed New York's Lenox Hill Hospital in the early hours of this morning after reportedly paying $1.3 million to Seal off a private wing at the medical facility.
An onlooker told the New York Daily News: "It was precise, very military-like.
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Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are ''in heaven'' following the birth of their first child, daughter Blue Ivy, on Saturday (07.01.12).
The couple - who welcomed baby daughter Blue Ivy into the world on Saturday (07.01.12) - confirmed the 'Halo' singer opted for a natural birth, contrary to reports she had undergone a Caesarean section, and explained the process was "emotional and extremely peaceful".
In their first official statement since becoming parents, the couple said: "Hello Hello Baby Blue! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
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Model Claudia Schiffer's spring/summer 2012 collection was inspired by Jane Birkin.
The German supermodel is currently at Paris Fashion Week where she showed her second eponymous collection of cashmere yesterday (03.10.11) and Claudia admitted the legendary actress was an influence when she worked on her spring/summer 2012 collection.
She told vogue.co.uk: "She really represents that chic but casual persona I'm going for. She'd pull on a boyfriend's cashmere sweater and dance around with bare feet, or take one of these little cotton Sixties dresses and make it glamorous with a gold chain - and then it's just right for Ibiza."
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Bob Dylan performed his first-ever concert in China last night (06.04.11) after agreeing a pre-approved setlist with the country's authorities.
Bob Dylan performed his first ever concert in China last night (06.04.11).
The 69-year-old musical legend was granted permission to give the concert at the Worker's Gymnasium in central Beijing after having his music vetted by censors, though some of his more well-known protest songs - including 'The Times They Are A-Changin'' and 'Blowin' In The Wind' - were dropped from his set so as not to offend the country's communist government.
However, the two-hour performance saw the 5,000-strong crowd entertained by the folk singer's classic tracks, including 'Like a Rolling Stone', 'Ballad of a Thin Man' and 'Highway 61 Revisited'.
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