Rihanna Closes Out Hackney Weekend with Jay-Z, Fireworks

  /  06.24.2012


After sharing the stage with Jay-Z on Saturday, Rihanna returned to headline her own set at Hackney Weekend in London. Rocking Air Yeezy 2s, a baseball cap, torn fishnet stockings, and black-and-gold sunglasses, the pop star closed out the two-day festival with a spectacular 65-minute performance that featured plenty of hits, an Egyptian-themed stage design, and a surprise appearance from Jay-Z.

The 24-year-old singer and her mentor stood side by side as they launched into “Run This Town,” while Beyoncé and Florence Welch looked on. “This is history…for the first time ever,” said RiRi before the Roc stars performed “Talk That Talk.” Fans waved umbrellas as they continued with their No. 1 hit “Umbrella.”

“Hackney, you fu**ing rock!” said RiRi as fireworks lit up the night sky. “I don’t wanna go. I love you guys so much.”

Watch the explosive conclusion to the jam-packed festival below.


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