According to Budweiser brand manager Mike Thompson, he isn’t counting out a surprise appearance from Jay Z. In a interview with Billboard, Mr. Thompson states “You never know. I’m sure he’ll be here to support his wife and who knows, maybe he’ll treat us all to a cameo appearance during one of the performances. It would be cool to see him up there with Trent Reznor, similar to what he did with Pearl Jam last year. Those types of collaborations are always really fun.”
When the line up was revealed for the second annual Made In America Festival months ago, the roster was jam-packed with huge hip-hop acts such as Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and West Coast super-clique, Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab Soul and Jay Rock). The headliners for this year festival are Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails, drawing focus to Hov. He was an artist who played a vital role in the inauguration of the festival last year and performed as the headliner, however he was not present on this year roster lineup.
The 2013 Made In America Festival will take place in Philadelphia from August 31 to September 1.