Jay-Z’s Christmas in the City

After touring with U2 in Australia, Jay-Z returned back home to New York for the holidays. He caught up with his friend, music executive Steve Stoute, and chef of Italian restaurant Nello’s at Hermes on Christmas Eve. Mr. Carter, keeping warm in a plaid scarf and leather jacket, got in some last minute shopping at the designer boutique, taking a moment to celebrate the season.

The hip-hop mogul will ring in 2011 by performing at an invite-only concert with his friend Chris Martin and Coldplay at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. He was reportedly paid $1 million for the gig.

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