Aww! He's such a momma's boy!
Jay-Z, a.k.a Shawn Carter, posed with his mother, Gloria Carter, on the red carpet on Thursday during the Shawn Carter Foundation 2011 Carnival.
The NYC event at Hudoon River Park's Pier 54 cost $1,000 a ticket, but all proceeds benefited the foundation's scholarship program.
Other guests included former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub and New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez!
Check out more pics of the rap icon at his charity event below!
[Image via WENN.]