Plus Nas joins the Wembley party
Jay-Z was joined on stage tonight (September 24) by two special guests, as he played the first of his two London shows this week.
The rapper then asked the former Destiny’s Child star if she was finished, to which she replied “no” and launched into recent single ’Déjà vu’ to loud cheers from the audience.
Otherwise Jay-Z, joined by rapper Memphis Bleek for most of the show, played a career-spanning set including the likes of ’99 Problems’, ’Hard Knock Life’, ’Girls, Girls, Girls’, ’H To The Izzo’ and ’You Don’t Know (Remix)’, which he performed to a loop of Nirvana live footage featuring Kurt Cobain smashing a guitar.
Jay-Z also used the big screens to pay tribute to a host of deceased acts.
Displaying the likes of Notorious BIG, 2Pac, Jam Master Jay, Aaliyah and TLC’s Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, the rapper had his DJs play tracks by the late artists, and encouraged the crowd to sing-a-long loudly “so they can hear us all the way up to Heaven”.
The rapper is also releasing a new album – confirming that he has reversed his decision to retire – on November 27.