News: Jay-Z & Beyonce Ditched Grammy Awards For Brooklyn Date, Reports Claim

Monday, Feb 13, 2012 6:29PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul Jay-Z and wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter started Valentine's Day a bit early this year with reports claiming the new parents missed out on the 54th Annual Grammy Awards for a New York date.

According to reports, Young Hov and Bey enjoyed some pizza slices from a local Brooklyn restaurant.

Where were Beyonce and Jay-Z on Grammys Sunday? On a pizza date in Brooklyn! Although Jay-Z was nominated at Sunday's 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, he and wife Beyonce sat out the proceedings attended by peers like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele and others. Instead, Beyonce, 30, and Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter), 42, took a Maybach from their home in downtown Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood to the cute Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn -- where they tucked into pizza at their favorite posh pizzeria Lucali. (Us Magazine)

A witness offered up some details on the married couple's date.

Leaving one-month-old daughter Blue Ivy at home, the music super couple "were just like a regular couple talking and whatnot," a witness tells Us Weekly, adding that other patrons failed to notice them. "They were sitting in front of the place closer to where they make the pizza." (Us Magazine)

Despite their no-show, Jay won a Grammy award at last night's televised ceremony.

And in a similarly dominant run, Kanye West and Jay-Z's "Otis," won Best Rap Performance in the first hip-hop award of the broadcast -- the fourth award of the day for West, who was a no-show at the ceremony, despite leading the nominations with seven. During the pre-show, he picked up Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "All of the Lights" and Best Rap Album for that track's source, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." (Billboard)

A couple nights prior, Jay and Bey released photos of their newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Rapper Jay-Z and wife Beyonce unveiled highly-anticipated pictures of their new baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Friday, opting to post intimate family shots on social networking site Tumblr rather than selling them to the highest bidder. The couple posted five photos which show the newborn, already sporting a head of long black hair, being cuddled by her proud parents and capturing intimate moments of family life. (Reuters)

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