Beyoncé showed off her daughter, Blue Ivy via Tumblr on Monday when she posted a precious pic of Blue being held up high in daddy, Jay Z’s arms in front of a breathtaking view of the ocean.

Beyoncé posted the photo on Monday without a caption, and it is unclear where the photo was taken. Jay Z and Blue Ivy appear in silhouette, with Jay Z standing in a shallow pool, hoisting his 22-month-old daughter up above him. Beyoncé and Jay Z have been notoriously private and protective of their baby girl, never choosing to share photos of their daughter’s face with the public. Instead, Blue Ivy often appears in silhouette or slightly obscured in the pictures her mother posts on Tumblr.

Jay Z has talked about his bond with his daughter before, noting that he loved sharing his newest album, Magna Carta, with his smallest and most passionate fan.

“She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more… Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her – ‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it,” Jay Z explains in an interview with Vanity Fair.

In the interview, Jay Z also talked about the reasoning for having his daughter’s name trademarked, saying that it was simply a precaution to keep others from capitalizing on their child:

“People wanted to make products based on our child’s name, and you don’t want anybody trying to benefit off your baby’s name. It wasn’t for us to do anything; as you see, we haven’t done anything.”

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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