Jay-Z performed an energetic set and introduced Barack Obama in Ohio on Monday. Though the rapper’s voice was noticeably hoarse, the election eve performance picked up when he debuted a special version of “99 Problems.”
After noting that he “didn’t get that one vetted [by the campaign],” Jay ripped through the track. He punctuated the rest of his set, which included mainstays like “Run This Town,” “Public Service Announcement” and “On to the Next One,” with parroted Obama campaign slogans. “Are we ready to move forward Ohio?” he yelled. “Forward!”
“This is testament to how someone’s voice can be so powerful, that we’re standing in Ohio. I got a phone call, like ‘Jay? I need you down in Ohio. I need you to come down with the Boss.’ And I said, ‘Michelle’s coming?'” Jay joked. “And [Obama] said, ‘no, Bruce Springsteen.'”
Dressed in a black hoodie adorned with a “B” — a clever shoutout to Obama and Jay’s own Brooklyn Nets — the rapper seemed at home on the big stage.
“How many of you already voted?” Jay asked. “How many going to vote right after this concert? Not that many of you? You already voted? The whole building? What am I doing here?!”
After the short set, Jay-Z asked fans to make some noise for “your president,” leaving the stage for Obama.
“It is an incredible honor to have Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen both on the same bill,” Obama said. “And not just because I have them both on my iPod … but because they tell American stories.”
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The Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent beef might not be real. 50 Cent got on Twitter today and said Floyd Mayweather pretty much been irrelevant since doing jail time. 50 Cent accused Floyd of only wanting attention.
Check out 50 Cent’s tweets below.
My job is to entertain you, if you don’t like the 50cent show change the channel. SMSaudio
I’m sick of all this nonsense Floyd asked me to act like were fighting cause no one was paying any attention after his 60 days. #SMSaudio
Domestic violence is very serious my apologies,my grand mother said we need to stop playing I’m done sorry #SK
I know some the thing we do in hip hop for shock value are wrong. He just wanted some attention Floyd is like a brother to me.#SMSaudio
I always tweet thing for him like follow his fiancée and help promote him but one, I’m done with please don’t ask me about it. #SMSaudio
He texting really trippin over the domestic violence tweet. It’s true everybody know, he already did time for it. SMSAudio
He just called he mad I said something about domestic violence. He just want be in music. You ever hear him RAP?lol
Do you believe 50 Cent? Is the Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent beef bogus?
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