Did any of you guys check out the show? Did Jay-Z and Coldplay perform a "Yellow/99 Problems" mash-up? Were Beyonce and Gwyneth giddily singing along in the wings like some teenage groupies?
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For his final, first-round concert at The Barclays Center this past Saturday, Jay-Z got to the venue the way most people probably did: he took public transportation. Mr. Knowles rode the R train, replete with a team of security guards, from Canal to Atlantic. My guess is that the traffic was so backed up going over the bridge by people trying to get to the concert that this was the quickest way for J to get there on time.
(I love the woman he sits down next to on the train at the 1:04 mark, who clearly has no idea who he is.)
[Via Daily Dot]
When Beyoncé and Jay-Z arrived at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side Friday night for a scheduled Saturday C-section birth, the place went into VIP lock-down. Windows were blacked out. Extra security was brought in. Families weren't allowed to see their own newborn children.
Via the New York Post:
“They just used the hospital like it was their own and nobody else mattered,” raged new [Brooklyn] dad Neil Coulon, whose efforts to see his premature, newborn twins in the neonatal ICU were disrupted by the birth of little Blue Ivy Carter. “They locked us into the NICU and would say, ‘You can’t come out to the hallway for the next 20 minutes.’ When I finally was able to go back out, I went to the waiting room and they’d ushered my family downstairs!”
Jay-Z, part owner of the newly-named Brooklyn Nets, confirmed yesterday that he'll play the first few shows at the 19,000 seat venue.
He's got 99 problems, but the "erosion of individual rights in the interest of corporate concerns and political maneuvering" ain't one.