Jay-Z calls London his ‘second home’ at Wireless festival’s climax

Plus Lily Allen declares festival will be her 'Last gig in London'

Jay-Z called London his “second home” as he headlined the final day of the 2010 Barclaycard Wireless Festival in London‘s Hyde Park last night (July 4).

The star played a hit-packed set which included ’99 Problems’ and ‘Hard Knock Life’.

He told fans: “I feel like London is my second home, all of a sudden”, before he marked Independence Day by projecting a large US flag behind him during his set.

During a megamix of ‘Girls, Girls’, Girls’ and ’03 Bonnie And Clyde’ he urged everyone to “grab a jacket and throw it in the air”, before he threw his coat at an eager female fan.

Security however failed to get the coat to the fan. The exasaperated rapper urged them “Just give her the jacket, Jesus.”

Lily Allen, who had taken to the Main Stage just before the rapper, gave more hints about her imminent retirement from music

Before playing her 2009 hit ‘Not Fair’, the singer told the crowd that the festival performance would be her last for a while.

“This is probably my last gig in London for quite some time,” Allen declared.

During her set she also pleaded with the crowd to stop throwing bottles at each other, echoing LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy’s sentiment from the previous night (July 3).

“Now you might not know this, but you’re hurting people down the front. I’ve seen many a girl cry in the last 20 minutes. And anyone who persists (on throwing bottles), this song’s dedicated to you,” she announced before launching into ‘Fuck You’.

Allen was later joined on stage by Professor Green, who came on for a rap at the end of ‘Smile’ and then went into his own song ‘Just Be Good To Green’, which features vocals from Allen.