Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z // 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards

Jay-Z turned 40 last Friday (Dec 4) and celebrated the occasion with a really big (but VERY private) party in the Dominican Republic, thrown by his wife Beyonce and attended by big name celebrities like Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Diddy, Ne-Yo, Oprah Winfrey, Lil Wayne and more. Troubled golfer Tiger Woods was also invited but was not in attendance due to his current situation with his wife and his 10 women.

Actresss Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin from Coldplay were also missing from the crowd but sent a video message congratulating Jay-Z for seeing another year. The whole party itself was based off the Al Pacino movie “Scarface” and Beyonce and the rapper’s mom Gloria were the guests of honor.

Guests were chartered from New York via two private jets and were treated to a lavish dinner of canapés and caviar, along with Dom Perignon champagne to wash it all down. Kanye and Diddy performed and Alicia Keys sung an impromptu version of their hit single “Empire State of Mind.”

Fireworks were shot off at the ind of the night and was presented along with a 40s-style synchronized swimming display. But unfortunately you won’t be able to see any of this because no cameras were allowed and all guests were required to leave their personal cameras and mobile phones at the door to block people’s temptation of twitpicing little snippets of the shindig.


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