How Jay Z's friends & fans celebrated his birthday on Instagram

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Jay Z just celebrated his 46th birthday and fans took to Instagram to wish him well and honor his influence, making #JayZ a trending topic on the app.

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Here's a sampling of how Hova was celebrated online:

Nicki Minaj posted a pic with the rap legend.

Sag SEASON!!!!! Happy Bday JAY 💪🏽👊🏽😜

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Sean "Puffy" Combs wished him a happy birthday.

Happy birthday my brother HOV!

A post shared by DIDDY (@diddy) on

The Brooklyn Nets tipped their hats.

Tipping our hats and wishing #JayZ a Happy Birthday!

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Fans posted inspirational quotes...

Nobody built like you you designed yourself! #quotes #Jayzquotes #NewYorkGritty

A post shared by Jay Ax 🇭🇹 (@ifyouaxme) on

And lyrics...

And flashbacks ...

Happy Birthday GOAT #SeanCarter #Hov #december4th1969 the best breathing 🐐🐐🐐🐐

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And, of course, Billboard got in on it too. Happy birthday Hova!

Happy Birthday #JayZ 🙌🏼 | Photo: L. Cohen/WireImage

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