Jay-Z Hosts Carnival for a Good Cause

Jay-Z and mother Gloria Carter

It was all fun and games as Jay-Z hosted a magical evening to benefit the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation at Pier 54 in New York City on Thursday (Sept. 29). Tickets for the carnival-themed “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” event cost $1,000 apiece, with proceeds going towards his organization, which helps those with socio-economic hardships pursue higher education.

Mr. Carter smoked a cigar and laughed it up with his Yankees pal Alex Rodriguez inside the lavish affair. His proud mother Gloria Carter, who is CEO of the foundation, raffled off a Chrysler 300 to one lucky man. Guests enjoyed rides such as the Sizzler and the Zipper, dined on fancy fare from Momofuku Milk Bar and the Spotted Pig, and played games including darts, Whac-a-Mole, and basketball shootout. Instead of winning novelty items, prizes included Gibson guitars, Prada glasses, Nobu gift certificates, and Nets tickets.

Envy all the action by checking out photos from the festivities.

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11 Comments

  1. CITY

    OMG JAY-Z YO MOMS IS SOOOO UGLY..U LOOK JUST LIKE HER…PLEASE LET BEYONCE CHILD TAKE THE KNOWLES GENETICS….BUT ANYWAY SHOUT OUTS 2 U 4 GIVING OUT OVER 700 SCHOLORSHIPS 4RM YOUR FOUNDATION..THATS BIG..I AINT THINK U WAS CAPABLE OF SUCH GREAT KINDESS..

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    CITY HATER GET A LIFE Reply:

    @CITY, fUCKIN HATER

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    CITY Reply:

    @CITY HATER GET A LIFE, HOW AM I HATING WHEN ALL I SAID WAS THE NIGGA IS UGLY I GAVE MY NEGATIVE OPINION THEN REBOUNDED WITH POSITIVITY..YALL NEED 2 OPEN UP YUR MINDS AND STOP CONFUSING PEOPLES OPINIONS WITH HATRED..I DONT HATE ANYONE

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    Ricky Retardo Reply:

    @CITY, SMH… as the old saying goes: if you don’t have anything good to say, say nothing at all

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    congrats on your life Reply:

    @Ricky Retardo, im sure his mother of more proud of him than your mother is of you.

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    Jen Reply:

    @CITY, you cold hearted bitch hope karma gets your ass

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  2. otis

    The King of New York

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  3. mimi

    oh wow look at jay-z and his mum looking ever so simple. i bet with their bank account, they can buy @CITY some personality but then again, it’s probably not worth it LOL

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  4. ILOVEBEYONCE

    beyonce was there too

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  5. WELL DAMM!

    Ugly genetic run through their vein and blood. The next time Fantasia picture is shown on this website or any other make sure yall people don’t call her ugly, she has a daughter and mother who love her just as much as jay love his.

    Good day.

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  6. theresa

    Jayzee you are a wonderful person as well as your mom to do such a wonderful thing for college education for children who otherwise would not be able to go you and your mom are beautiful people inside and out good luck to you and your wife and may god bless you and your mom for all the charitable work you guys do i too work in a public hs as a school aid in brooklyn and god only knows how many kids need an angel like you.

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