Jay-Z Beams with Brooklyn Pride at Barclays Center Kickoff Concert

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It was a grand homecoming for Jay-Z who christened Brooklyn’s brand new Barclays Center with one of eight concerts on Friday night. The Brookyn-born rapper, who grew up in Marcy Projects, beamed with pride as he took the stage before 18,000 people, sporting a jersey with his last name and the number four.

Mr. Carter kicked off the show with his hometown anthems “Where I’m From” and “Brooklyn Go Hard.” He paid homage to another one of Brooklyn’s sons, Biggie, by rapping some of the lyrics from “Juicy,” and was joined onstage by BK legend Big Daddy Kane, who performed “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” and “Warm It Up, Kane.”

“I want to thank you, Brooklyn, New York City, for making me the man I am today,” said Jay. “Like I said, everybody’s from Brooklyn tonight.”

The star-studded audience included Beyoncé, Pharrell, J. Cole, Magic Johnson, Dave Chappelle, The-Dream, Ester Dean, and Angie Martinez.

Jay-Z will play seven more shows through October 6.

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12 Comments

  1. IllerBrown

    THE GOD MC… Jay-Hova A.K.A King Hov

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    Pereezy YMCMB MMG Reply:

    @IllerBrown, You just Robbed my Words!!!
    HoV over all Mcs

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    white hos love BBC Reply:

    @IllerBrown, jay z west. hop off ye dck ngga. tht gay ass look barely looks rite on him so u kno like hell it doesnt fit ur lame ass

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    white hos love BBC Reply:

    @IllerBrown, jay west

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  2. eddie

    I wanted to be there so hype that this center is in downtown Brooklyn much love to jay z

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  3. London's Finest Baby !

    Jigga dressing like his 18 LMAO

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    aliciasahomewrecka Reply:

    @London’s Finest Baby !, LOL you beat me to it. He looks 81.

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    K dwon to the R up to the C up town Boyiee Reply:

    @London’s Finest Baby !, LOL Lmao

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  4. Drea

    Death to that damn bubble vest…

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  5. Hugh

    Dave Chappelle. He still alive! Wish he did a special.

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  6. K dwon to the R up to the C up town Boyiee

    everybody looks Nice and Rock Brooklyn-town Stand up (BK_town)

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