Jay-Z is not messing around when it comes to keeping his daughter comfortable . One million dollars: that is the figure being thrown around for how much rapper Jay-Z spends annually on a nursery for his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Various news reports note Jay-Z, who is a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets, has spent upwards of $1 million to keep the nursery. According to Us Weekly, along with his exclusive upper-deck space, “Jay rents a luxurious basement suite for $1 million a year. It has an area for Blue filled with toys.”
The VIP multi-purpose room–the most expensive in the building–is also furnished with a champagne bar and TV screen for adults, according to Us Weekly. The suite is just one of eleven spaces available for rent and the average cost is $55,000, according to media reports.
While the $1 million figure may seem a bit high, a recent Forbes report noted that combined Jay-Z and Beyoncé earned $78 million in a 12-month period. Still, Jay-Z has admitted that his parenting style (and purchases) will leave this children a bit spoiled.
“I imagine I’ll take things I learned from my mom and things I’ve learned from raising my nephews and apply that,” he said in an interview earlier this year. “Then at the end of the day, I just know I’ll probably have the worst, spoiled little kid ever.”
In addition, the million-dollar nursery is not the only perk enjoyed by Blue Ivy Carter. The 4-month-old has already been showered with some lavish gifts, including a $1,029 stroller from Gwyneth Paltrow, a Bob Marley onesie from Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and an iPod filled with tunes specially curated by Roots drummer Questlove.
Jay-Z and Beyonce married in 2008 and appeared on stage together during his last of eight shows at the Barclays Center last fall. Jay-Z has taken an increasingly public interest in his beloved Brooklyn Nets. The rap mogul has held a number of concerts at the Barclays venue and has personally offered his take on major design elements of the arena, including the type of floorboards used for the court.Have something to say? Let us know in the comments section or send an email to the author. You can share ideas for stories by contacting us here.