As Beyonce was giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter on Jan. 7, she put past differences aside and made amends with her father, Mathew Knowles, according to

While the '4' songstress initially didn't want her dad there, husband Jay-Z reportedly convinced her to invite him to the hospital. It proved an emotional reunion, and seeing Mathew at the very moment she was about to give birth, Beyonce was apparently moved to tears.

"[Mathew] came into the delivery room while Bey was in labor and [Beyonce] broke down in tears . . . she cried openly. It was the first time she'd laid eyes on her father in almost a year," a source told the tabloid website.

The former Destiny's Child singer and her father experienced a less than amicable split when she cut managerial ties with him in March 2011. Though she released a statement that said "he is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," rumors spread that they were no longer speaking due to money he reportedly stole from her during the course of her career. Add in the fact he got a woman pregnant after cheating on Bey's mom, Tina Knowles and all was definitely not butterflies and rainbows in that family circle.

Since her birth on Saturday, Blue Ivy has already scored gifts from Oprah, received well wishes from the likes of Queen Latifah and starred in a new rap song with her dad, Hov.

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