‘Entertainment Tonight’ was backstage at HBO’s Lincoln Memorial Concert on Sunday afternoon to get reactions from Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, and more. “I thought it was a beautiful moment in American history,” Jay said. “That everybody came together. It was a cap off to a beautiful day that’s gonna start a beautiful week that’s gonna start a beautiful year that’s gonna start a beautiful world.” The video report at ETOnline.com has since been removed.
Young Jeezy was joined by Jay-Z on stage at club Love in Washington, DC on Sunday (January 19) to perform his new single ‘My President (Is Black)’. “My president is black, he’s black, he’s half white/ So even in a racist mind, he’s half right/ So if you got a racist mind, it’s alright/ My president is black, but his house is all white,” Jay spit a capella as the DJ pulled the music for his verse. “No more white lies, my president is black!” Watch the performance via YouTube below.
Rap acts on television this week include:
Lil Mama, who performs on ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’ (Syndicated) on Monday.
T.I., who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Monday.
Q-Tip, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Monday.
Bow Wow, who performs on ‘Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future’, a concert honoring military families airing on the Disney Channel on Monday at 9:30 PM ET/PT.
Jay-Z performs and Nick Cannon DJs on ‘The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration’ (ABC) on Tuesday at 8 PM ET/PT.
Soulja Boy, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.
LMFAO, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Jay-Z appeared on a promotion for ‘The Angie Martinez Show’, posted on Hot 97’s YouTube channel. The veteran rapper said, “Hey guys, watch the show. I’m gonna watch it. Especially the first episode. I’m definitely tuning in.” The show airs Monday (November 24) at 11:30 PM ET/PT on BET. Also making a pitch was LL Cool J. Watch the spot below.
Lil Wayne spoke about the birth of his son Dwayne Michael Carter III on Tuesday night at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse concert at the Izod Center in New Jersey. “I delivered him. I held the left leg the whole time,” Weezy said. “It was nasty, very nasty, but it was wonderful. October 22nd, 9:25 a.m., 7 lbs., 12 oz. He’s the best thing to ever happen to me, next to my daughter.” The full interview with Lil Wayne along with pictures and video from other acts on the lineup – including Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and D-Block, at power1051fm.com has since been removed.
Jay-Z encouraged voters to go to the polls in the upcoming election during a concert in Detroit, Michigan. “I’m telling you I’m voting for Barack Obama,” the rapper said during the show in a video clip posted at the Democratic presidential candidate’s YouTube channel. He also says in the clip, “I want all my people to go out and vote. I need you to vote November 4th… The most important election will happen probably in your lifetime.” Watch the clip below.
On November 4th, voters in Michigan will have the opportunity to vote for the next U.S. president, and Jay-Z is telling the state’s voters what they’ll need for identification at the polls in a clip at Barack Obama’s YouTube channel. “Don’t forget to vote, November 4th, Barack Obama for president,” Jay said. “I’m just telling you my opinion, you know. That’s all. Thank you.” Watch the message below.
Tim Westwood of Radio 1 caught up with Jay-Z, who addressed an old freestyle diss on Fat Joe and supposedly DJ Khaled. “That’s an old freestyle that I did 6-7 years ago. DJ Khaled wasn’t even in the picture, so unless I’m clairvoyant, which I can be sometime. DJ Khaled, I’m not saying he wasn’t doing his thing, but I didn’t know who he was at the time.” He added, “That ain’t about nothing, it’s all cool. Actually Khaled was supposed to come on and get on stage with me in Miami for Obama and the whole thing, so there’s no problem there.” Watch the interview below.
Jay-Z performed in concert during a Last Chance for Change voter registration rally at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami on Sunday (October 5), a day before the Florida deadline ahead of the November 4th U.S. elections. Check out pictures from UPI.
People magazine reports Jay-Z spoke with reports about his desire to have a family eventually. “Most people dream of having a family someday,” Beyonce Knowles’ hubby told reporters at the U.N. Global Leadership Awards Gala in New York City for his work to bring clean water to young people in Africa. “So I’m just a regular American boy.”
Jay also spoke about his efforts to bring clean water to young people in Africa. “I’ve given to charities in the past and you close your eyes and cross your fingers and hope that the money gets there,” he explained. “With this I got to go to Africa, I got to see the water pumps, I got to touch it.” Read more.