Beyonce, Dave Chappelle, The Dream & More Attend Jay-Z’s Concert at Barclays [Video/Photos]
Rucuss staffSeptember 29, 2012
Jay-Z kicked off the first of eight concerts he’s performing at the Barclays Center Friday night.
Hova christened the venue, which is home of the Brooklyn Nets, in front of 18,000 fans wearing the team’s jersey with his last name ‘Carter’ and the number four on the back. While he walked on stage, there were pictures of famous faces born in Brooklyn which included Michael Jordan, Aaliyah and Al Capone.
Hova, opened his two-hour show with the song Where I’m From, where he raps about his upbringing in Brooklyn’s Marcy projects complex that is 15 minutes away from Barclays. He then gave a tribute to Notorious B.I.G. who is also from Brooklyn. He performed some of the rap Biggie’s hit Juicy as the crowd sang along. A Biggie Hologram even appeared onstage. He held a moment of silence for the rapper, who was shot to death in 1997.
Big Daddy Kane was Jay’s only guest performer with hits Ain’t No Half Steppin’ and Warm It Up, Kane. Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Adrienne Bailon, Star Jones, Al Roker, Jerry Stackhouse, Dave Chappelle, Magic Johnson, J Cole, The Dream were all in attendance.
Check out a few photos below.
Big Daddy Kane performing
Big Daddy Kane and Jay
The Dream and Ester Dean
Pharrell Williams and Jay
DJ Klue and Jay
DJ Young Guru and J. Cole
NY Giants’ Victor Cruz and his fiancee Elaina Watley
Lil Cease, Cruz and Memphis Bleek
Lil Cease, Adrienne Bailon and J. Cole
Pharrell Williams and Angie Martinez
Irv Gotti and girlfriend Cassie Griffin
Photos via Grio, YBF & GossipDavid
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