Jay-Z Hosts D’USSE VIP At Barclays Center + 40/40 Club After Party [20 Pics With Tons Of Celebs]
Last night Friday (September 28), Jay-Z kicked off the opening night of his eight shows at Brooklyn’s newly Barclays Center (the home that he built) and he rocked the stage for a sold out crowd. Before my IDOL took the stage, visuals played of other big moments in Brooklyn including the borough’s founding, the competition of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883, and the demolition of Ebbets Field in 1960. A little after 10pm, Jay took the stage performing “Where I’m From”. He also covered the late great Biggie Smalls “Kick In The Door” and “Juicy” as an image of Biggie appeared on the hi-res screens. Jay-Z also recited a new verse, followed by “Big Pimpin”, “Marcyville”, “Hard Knock Life”, “Encore” and “What More Can I Say”. “Tonight is a celebration of the borough where I’m from,” said Jay-Z who was then joined onstage by Hip Hop’s legend Big Daddy Kane for “Ain’t No Half Steppin”. Jay-Z then took the stage again to perform his verse to G.O.O.D. Music’s “Clique”. He closed out last night’s show with “Young Forever”.
These are some official pics from the Jay-Z concert at the Barclays Center and official after party at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan, on behalf of D’USSE Cognac. Beyoncé watched the show from Barclay’s VIP D’USSE Riser before joining her husband back stage for a congratulatory toast with friends. Afterwards, the power couple stopped by the 40/40 Club where Jay-Z continued the celebration with D’USSE Cognac bottle service and a close crew including Irv Gotti, Memphis Bleek, Nets Player Jerry Stackhouse, Dave Chappelle, Lil Bow Wow and more.
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