By Sonya Magett, EnStarz | Aug 21, 2012 04:06 PM EDT
New photos have surfaced online of Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy on Aug. 21.
The personal pictures leaked are of their 9-month-old smiling and of Beyonce playing with her infant daughter. The photos are considered rare candid shots because the music industry's hottest power couple have been very private about showing their daughter's face in public.
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The "Love On Top" singer is known to cover up Blue Ivy when approached by paparazzi.
Media Takeout has posted the personal pictures of Beyonce playing with a smiling Blue Ivy that were supplied by a source close to the singer.
Last week, the Grammy winner posted a picture of her daughter on her Tumblr page, showing the new mom feeding the 9-month-old.The black-and-white image shows Blue's full set of hair and her sporting a T-shirt listing her father Jay-Z's "Watch the Throne" tour dates, where he will be performing with Kanye West.
When Beyonce stepped out with her baby Blue Ivy uncovered for the first time on July 18 the picture went viral. The wife of mogul Sean "Jay Z" Carter was shopping at Bergdorf Goodman when she was photographed by a fan.
Fans of the singer reported the sighting of the mother with child on Twitter:
@Kelsi Rosenberg: "Casually walking by Beyonce and Blue Ivy in Bergdorfs! #notreallife"
"It's cool. Just shopping next to Beyonce at Bergdorf, baby on her hip. No entourage. She winked at me, no s--t," tweeted @@NikiEnglish.
Blue is Beyonce's first child with husband of four years, Jay-Z; the duo welcomed their daughter on January 7 this year.
The power couple topped Forbes' magazine's annual "World's Highest Paid Celebrity Couples List."
Together they earned a combined $78 million between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012 according to the report. The multi-award-winning couple bumped the pair who topped last year's list, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady.
Despite taking a break after having a baby her daughter Blue Ivy Carter inJanuary, Beyonce still earned $40 million from sales from her previous albums; concert DVDs, her fragrances, House of Dereon clothing line and several endorsement deals including Vizio.
Beyonce is currently developing a film project about her life. She will direct and produce a documentary-style film to release in theaters nationwide similar to what other pop stars have put out. Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry have all brought movies to the screen that follows their life in the music business. Daily Mail reports that the Texas native has been shooting an edited 20-minute version to several movie studios to secure a distribution deal.
Earlier this month, she sang at the United Nations general Assembly Hall. A video was released of her performing the song "I Was Here". The video shows the star in a white sequins full-length gown in front of a video featuring images of disaster and relief workers.
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