Relationships strained between the two after Obama slammed West for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs in 2009
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Friday 23 July 2010
There is a point well into this two-hour concert when Nas and Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, arms crossed, stand back-to-back and take in the applause. It is a triumphant moment and one that shows the chemistry that has developed between these two stars of their respective genres.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Jay-Z is not a humble man, nor should he be. A colossus of modern urban music, he has achieved a level of popularity in the industry and with all walks of the public unrivalled by his contemporaries. What was clear from his performance at London's Wireless festival was that he didn't scale these heights through charm alone.
Monday 21 June 2010
Sunday 28 March 2010
More apparent American interest in buying into English football, this time from rapsters P-Diddy and Jay-Z. No clue why the former is interested in Crystal Palace, apart from saying he "likes the name". As for Jay-Z, his target is Arsenal, whom he started supporting in the days of Thierry Henry: "Ever since then I've been a big fan of the club," he claims. The artist formerly known as Shawn Carter is now an eminently respectable businessman, but his, ahem, rap sheet includes shooting his brother at the age of 12 and other incidents involving knives and pistols along the way. So the Gunners seem somehow appropriate. If they're not interested there's always Sheffield United, aka the Blades.
Friday 26 February 2010
Lily Allen looks set to enjoy one of the shortest retirements in pop after announcing a festival appearance - just four months after her "final" gig.
Friday 30 October 2009
Sunday 27 September 2009
Friday 25 September 2009
Monday 21 September 2009
For Jay-Z, 2008's Glastonbury stunt was just the prelude, a cocky act of clout intended to broaden the rapper's clientele in the way it seemed only white rockers could.
Saturday 19 September 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
His main subject may still be himself, but Jay-Z tackles it here with a renewed vigour and freshness.
Friday 11 September 2009
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