Live Performances

Jay Z and Kanye West Bring The Throne to SXSW

Jay Z and Kanye West

Jay Z and Kanye West brought their “Watch the Throne” tour back to life for one night only at Austin Music Hall during SXSW on Wednesday. The rap titans headlined an exclusive concert presented by Samsung for a crowd of 4,600 tastemakers and fans, who downloaded the Milk Music app on their Galaxy devices.

Perched atop two towering mini-stages, they kicked things off with “H.A.M.” before launching into their arsenal of Watch the Throne cuts including “Otis” and “Welcome to the Jungle,” plus their verses from Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love (Remix).”

In addition to their collaborations, each performed material off their latest albums. ‘Ye ran through his Yeezus singles “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves,” while Jay Z showcased “Tom Ford” and “Fu*kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” off Magna Carta…Holy Grail.

After taking their solo turns, they came together once more for the grand finale of “No Church in the World” and “Ni**as in Paris.”

Catch highlights from The Throne’s SXSW set below.

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Drake Sings Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ in Belgium


From the club to the stage, Drake and Rihanna have been inseparable during their time in Europe. After bringing her out during his Paris show last month, Drizzy paid homage to his rumored girlfriend during his “Would You Like a Tour?” stop in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday. With RiRi in the audience, he put his spin on her hit “Stay” before segueing into his own song “Too Much.”

“Brussels, I want you to stay with me,” said Drake. “I put my hands in the air and say show me something good.”

Later that night, he and Rihanna were spotted partying together at Cirque le Soir nightclub in London.

When he returns to the U.S., Drake will host October Very Own’s first Houston Appreciation Week.

Watch him serenade the audience—and Rihanna—with his sweet song.

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Kelis Debuts New Material at BBC 6 Music Festival


Kelis gave her U.K. fans a taste of her first album in four years at the BBC 6 Music Festival at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday.

Beaming in a gold metallic gown, the Harlem diva opened with a cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and served up her hits including “Milkshake,” “Trick Me,” and “Acapella.”

For the first time, she also performed material off her upcoming album Food including “Jerk Ribs,” “Rumble,” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Cobbler,” during which she hit a whistle note that would make Mariah proud.

Her sixth album Food, produced entirely by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, arrives April 22 via U.K. indie label Ninja Tune.

Prior to the album’s release, the Le Cordon Bleu chef will appear at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, where she will serve meals out of her own food truck.

Watch Kelis satisfy her hungry fans with new music.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z: ‘Drunk in Love’ in London

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Beyoncé touched down in London town on Friday and she brought her hubby along with her. Mrs. Carter was joined onstage by Jay Z during her first of six shows at O2 Arena.

Following their Grammy performance last month, the superstar couple showed just how deep in love they are while performing their duet “Drunk in Love,” which remains No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Jay marveled at his gorgeous wife, who stunned in a sparkly Vrettos Vrettakos catsuit.

“Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for my man,” Queen Bey told the crowd before giving him a hug.

After wrapping her London shows on March 6, Bey will bring “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” to Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.

While Bey burns up the stage in Europe, she is coming under fire back home. According to The Smoking Gun, the Carters’ “Drunk in Love” Grammy opener prompted more than 40 viewers to file indecency complaints with the FCC, claiming they were offended by the steamy set.

Watch them recreate the magic overseas.

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Drake Brings Out Kanye West at Berlin Show

Kanye West and Drake

After sharing the stage with Rihanna in Paris, Drake brought out Kanye West during his “Would You Like a Tour?” stop in Berlin on Thursday. Yeezus, who was overseas for Paris Fashion Week, blessed the stage with a performance of “Black Skinhead.”

Despite Drizzy’s controversial comments in Rolling Stone about Yeezus, the rappers showed that they remain on good terms.

“I want you to understand this is my dear friend,” Drake told the crowd at O2 World. “This is the reason why I’m standing in front of you today. This is the mentor, this is the God. This is the genius of all geniuses. This is the man that is Kanye motherfu**in’ West.”

Earlier this month, Kanye defended Drake against the media during his show in New Jersey and brought him out at his Toronto show in December.

Watch the rap titans join forces overseas.

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Drake Brings Out Rihanna at Paris Show

Drake and Rihanna

Drake and Rihanna brought some sizzle to the stage when his “Would You Like a Tour?” rolled through Paris on Tuesday. The crowd went wild when the Barbados babe joined Drizzy onstage at Paris-Bercy for the first live performance of “Take Care.” They showed off their chemistry during the intimate set, cozying up to each other.

RiRi also performed her strip club anthem “Pour It Up,” while Drake danced alongside her.

“paRIH,” wrote Drake.

While in Paris, they were seen dining together at the famed L’Avenue restaurant on Sunday and partying at a nightclub last night before making their way to Drake’s hotel.

See their onstage rendezvous below.

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Miley Cyrus Covers OutKast’s ‘Hey Ya!’ at ‘Bangerz’ Tour

Miley Cyrus

While OutKast prepares for their big comeback tour, Miley Cyrus is paying homage to the Atlanta duo on her tour. The pop rebel put her country spin on André 3000′s 2003 hit “Hey Ya!” during her “Bangerz” trek, which kicked off on Valentine’s Day.

Dressed in a bedazzled hat and shirt with her own face on it, Miley stripped down the funky hit into an acoustic jam, and gave her Smilers a peek at her rhinestone underwear while shaking it like a Polaroid picture.

“I want to see ya’ll on your baddest behavior. Lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor!” said Miley.

Watch her rework the hip-hop classic.

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