Beyonce, Blue Ivy & Jay-Z Photos; Celebrate Singer's Birthday On Yacht In France (35+ PICS)
Sean "Jay-Z" Carter took Beyonce and their daughter Blue Ivy to the South of France to celebrate the actress/singer's 31st birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The pair, dubbed Hip-hop's First Couple by fans worldwide, was photographed relaxing on a luxury yacht in the Mediterranean Sea with their eight-month-old.
The "Love on Top" singer is seen without makeup, walking around barefoot while holding a wine glass ,and sporting a pair of shorts and a nautical sweater. In some photos she is looking at out sea through a pair of binoculars.
The 42-year-old music mogul is seen holding their daughter, talking into a walkie talkie, and in one image, Blue Ivy, their only child, is trying to pry the object away from her father's hands. The photos are rare; the couple usually has their daughter covered up when they have her out in public.
Several family members and celebrities took the time to wish the multi-Grammy winner warm birthday wishes on her website on Sept.4.
Mother Tina Knowles wrote the following to her famous daughter on her special day:
"God blessed me with one of the greatest gifts in my life on Sept. 4, 1981. Happy Birthday love Mom."
"You came into my life a sweet Southern girl (LOL). You've blossomed into an amazing woman. I admire how you remain grounded and humble and haven't let success change the person you are," she added.
Actress and best friend Gwyneth Paltrow, along with the rest of her family, took to Beyonce's Tumblr to wish her a happy day as well.
"For dear sweet BB on the occasion of her 31st birthday...We love you so very much," Paltrow said.
CLICK HERE to view all of the hand-written birthday wishes to Beyonce.
The couple was in Philadelphia two days prior to attend Jay- Z's Made in America Festival. The two-day event, which began Saturday, Sept. 1, featured electrifying performances including Jay-Z's highly-publicized show with Kanye West in the City of Brotherly Love.
The first day of the concert featured musical performances that ranged from D'Angelo, Skrillex, Janelle Monae and Jay Electronica.
However, day two was said to be equally impressive, as there were also appearances by Rita Ora, Pearl Jam and Drake.