Lil Wayne Redeems Himself At Jersey Powerhouse, Jay-Z Brings Out Beyonce

Looks like the Phillies and Rays will come together to finish the rain-delayed World Series before the Carters ever join together onstage.

Last night at the Izod Center in New Jersey, the two rap champs were scheduled to perform “Mr. Carter” for the first time.

When Lil Wayne jumped on stage, and queued the track as his second number of the night, the crowd went crazy.

As Jay-Z’s verse began, Weezy threw up the Roc Diamond, the live band morphed the beat into “Takeover,” and Hov’s voice boomed from the arena speakers.

Too bad the vocals weren’t actually coming from him.

Jay didn’t join Wayne onstage. His verse was played from the album track. And Weezy made no note of it.

But despite the missed historical opportunity, “Power105.1′s Powerhouse” still went down without a hitch.

The two Carters each put on polished productions. Wayne, the more maniacal, with his prancing around and talking to the audience. While Jay was a steady stream of hits, quips, and rehearsed showmanship.

“You right there, you can’t be tired,” Jay told a concertgoer in the crowd. “You shoulda had a fucking Red Bull. And you swaying the wrong way. Everyone stop. You start. Everyone go now.”

The Roc-A-Fella icon blazed through a number of hits with Memphis Bleek in tow. Hov delivered on “Roc Boys,” “Show Me What You Got,” and deep-rooted classics like “Can I Live.”

Jay really got the crowd going, however, when he brought out his wife, Beyonce, who performed “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” The former Destiny’s Child front woman stormed the stage right into her hit. And she almost blinded the capacity crowd with her humongous diamond wedding ring.

Weezy also had the crowd on its feet throughout his set. The Cash Money star more than made up for his no-show at Boston’s “Jam’n 94.5 Monster Jam 2008″ the night before.

He broke out his guitar early and strummed along to his track “Comfortable,” before Bobby Valentino joined him for “Miss Officer.” Birdman also swooped in to spit his verse on “Pop Bottles.”

Ne-Yo brought a calmer hand to the bill earlier in the proceedings.

The night before in Bean Town, the Gentleman took to the stage for 45 minutes. He, of course, looked quite classy in his silver suit and top-hat. Ne-Yo performed “Miss Independent” and “Closer,” then topped off his performance by bringing out Jadakiss for their new collabo “By My Side.” Kiss came out to the fans adoration but it was short-lived as he was gone after just one song.

Yung Berg, Brandy, and Ray J also has opening slots during the Boston edition.

For the Carters, even if they didn’t come together on stage, they joined forced to give fans their money’s worth. Maybe one of these days we’ll get that dream match-up we’ve all been waiting for. In the meantime, lets’ just take what we can get, it’s not bad at all.

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  • bubble

    I bet Jay didnt even want to be on the same stage with that fool for pulling that metal detector stunt

    • EReal

      Fuck Jay’s old gay ass, and Wayne looks extra homo with that guitar, lookin like he’s slobbin on the mic, drugged out loser.

      Hey Jay, why dont you make a decent album for once and stop stealing peoples dough!

      Hey Wayne, why don’t you make a song that actually fucking makes sense, you blithering idot.

      Fuck Rap, you can have it back.

  • Jayreckless from boston

    HOW THE FUCK DOES WAYNE MAKE UP FOR NOT BEING AT THE BOSTON SHOW BY BEING AT THE SHOW IN NEW JERSEY ??????????? IF IT WAS A MAKE UP THEN HE WOULD COME BACK TO BEANTOWN AND PREFORM THATS WHY JAY DOESNT FUCK WITH WAYNE ON STAGE CUZ HE ALWAYS PULLS THAT BITCH MOVE ABOUT BEING SEARCHED

  • http://hhlife.info/ Hinha

    HOW THE FUCK DOES WAYNE MAKE UP FOR NOT BEING AT THE BOSTON SHOW BY BEING AT THE SHOW IN NEW JERSEY ??????????? IF IT WAS A MAKE UP THEN HE WOULD COME BACK TO BEANTOWN AND PREFORM THATS WHY JAY DOESNT FUCK WITH WAYNE ON STAGE CUZ HE ALWAYS PULLS THAT BITCH MOVE ABOUT BEING SEARCHED

    ( PROPSSS )

  • KLETEWOOD

    It looks like WAYNE put on a hell of a show. What I saw on You Tube….Jay’s set was weak.

    • BigKrazyOne

      Fuck Lil wayne the lil bitch cant even rap half the shit he be saying dont make no fucking sense.Hes just a goofy looking lil faggot sucking Babys dick.

    • CHEAA

      Jay never has a weak set!
      He brings classic after classic each concert!

      Wayne has to work hard and lay off the drugs to make a setlist like HOV! By the way: That will never happen!

  • http://www.shawndrewry.com Shawn

    Lil’ Wayne looks like a fruit cup , with that guitar around his neck…lol

  • http://xxl.com Weezy Fan IN BOSTON

    YO
    OK SO YUP I WAS AT THE JAMN 94.5 SHOW IN BOSTON…..BOSTON…IN CASE YOU FORGOT…..BOSTON. HOW DOES HE MAKE IT UP TO THE FANS IN BOSTON….BY DOING A SICK SET IN NJ….WAIT WAIT I’M IN BOSTON…SO WEEZY YOUR SHIT BETTER BE SICK ON YOUR NEXT ALBUM OR YOUR ONCE CULT OF FANS THAT ARE IN BOSTON OR THE NEW ENGLAND AREA WILL BE LOST (HE STOOD UP 20000 PEOPLE CHANTING WEEZY), DUDE SERIOUSLY FUCK THAT. I PAID TO SEE LIL WAYNE NOT JAY Z AND WHY DID WE NOT GET BEYONCE FUCK JAMN GOT FUCKED OVER.

  • fuck u KLETEWOON

    NIGGA JAY SHOW WASN’T WEAK R U FUCKIN CRAZY. GO FUCKIN DIE, OR RAPE HORSES, OR WHATEVA YA BITCH ASS DO. JIGGA IS THE GREATEST.

    • EReal

      Da fuck?

      Rape Horses?!

      LMAO!

  • BeantownDude

    Yo, I was at the show in the Bean. How the fuck does he make up for him cheating me outta my hard-earned $$$ by showing up somwhere different where he should have been in the first place… at least Hov KILLED it. He would have blown wayne outta the water anyways.

  • Yes it’s me

    I was there last night and it was a complete disappointment. Part of the problem was the lack of guest appearances on Jay’s set. You would think that he would have at least managed to get Kanye West to show up (since he has multiple songs with both). Ne-Yo had the most guests with bum ass Plies, Jada and Fabo come through. Again, Fabo could have come out for Jay-Z and done the brooklyn joint they have together. I know I’m gonna get ripped by the stans because I didn’t pay to see the guests but I did pay to say a good show. It was refreshing to see that neither of the Carters had a ridiculous entourage on stage while they were doing their thing. Overall I would grade the concert as a B.

  • Alph

    there’s a typo, “joined forced” should be “joined forces”

  • NY4life

    I had 2 stop readin right after “…the two rap champs..” wtfffffff…. which championship we talkin bout??? “…champ of the champ and champ of the losers…” that’s what it should say and the way jigga tries 2 get radio play messin wit these fags is jus a disgrace 2 hip-hop!

  • Capital G

    I was there last night and for everyone’s information, Neyo put on a better show than fuckin’ Wayne, and he was the opening act! To his credit, Wayne hit the stage on time and performed for about an hour tops. Jay was definitely the hilight of the night. He rocked that shit for almost 2 hours. Jay alone was worth the price of admission.

  • CROOM

    he stood up more than 3 within like a week. Rochester on oct 26th too.

  • A

    It’s amazing how far you can go these days being a garbage rapper.. I really need 2 get in the booth and make some noise since it just seems so easy.