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Last night Roc Nation artist Rihanna received the first ever American Music Icon Award but Roc Nation head honcho Jay Z was not there to see it...

Instead Jay presented the award to Rihanna in an awkward 3 second video clip before Rihanna's mother Monica Fenty walked out on stage to present the award to her daughter in person.

Meanwhile Jay Z and Beyonce jetted off to Costa Rica for a short vacation before the start of their separate North American tours.