Jay-Z Performs at the World Series With Yankee Rhyme Intact [With Video]

Hometown hero Jay-Z performed “Empire State of Mind” last night (October 29) with Alicia Keys at Yankee stadium for Game 2 of the World Series. [Watch below]

Major League Baseball issued a statement that the star-studded set was originally scheduled for the first game but had to be rescheduled due to weather forecasts. There was a possibility that staging for the show, coupled with inclement weather could make the field unsafe to play on. 

Last night’s performance however, went off without a hitch. Cameras even caught many fans and even some players in the dugout bobbing their heads and singing along to the New York street anthem from his latest album, The Blueprint 3. Surprisingly Hov did not amend the song’s controversial line, “Shit I made the Yankee hat more famous than the Yankees can.”

Next, Jigga will also be performing the song with Keys at the American Music Awards, airing on ABC on November 22. -Brooklyne Gipson

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  • Worley

    They love the Jigga. They loove the Jiggaaaaa.

  • yoprince

    lol. the roots weren’t down for that shit.

  • http://www.vandal-arts.org VandalArts

    Look at Alicia Keys @1:57mins…shitgotDam!

  • sealsaa

    Always thought Alicia Keys was shaped funny, but her booty is starting to fill out.

    • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

      Yeah, she was looking niiice! Hope she ain’t gellin’.


    cool performance. BUT, that shit didn’t do a muh-fuckin thing for A-Rod. 0-6? WTF??? glad they pulled out the win still, though. next up, Petite getting the best of Phillies bullpen.

  • Chitown

    dammn Ms. Keys been lookin nice lately. Swizz Beatz is one lucky mofo

    • phd

      even my girl was like whoa alicia filled out!

  • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

    http://www.sylermusic.com, the original Empire State of Mind

  • MAC 10

    daaammnn you hear the crowd go OOOOOOHHHHH when he said that yankee line? goddamn. he shoulda changed that line. I know jay’s cocky as hell but you don’t say that shit in yankee stadium at the world series

    • Trizz

      Yeah they must’ve thought he was gonna change it too lol…but its true besides maybe Jeter and A-Rod, who on the Yankees is considered a mainstream superstar

  • http://www.myspace.cpm/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Damn Alicia Keys was looking right in that video….whoooooooo!

  • RR

    It’s funny how much Alicia Keys outshines Jay-Z on this song…and this is coming from a Jay-Z fan.

  • http://blendzmusik.blogspot.com dj blendz

    Big big shout-out to the cameraman for giving us a nice ill close-up of Ms. Keys ass…good job,he should get a raise asap!!

  • http://blendzmusik.blogspot.com dj blendz

    P.S. I could imagine what them players was sayin in the dugout after seeing her lol..Might be the reason why A-Rod had 3 strikeouts & the otha dude Howard struck out 4 times

  • iliveonce1

    beyonce is hot but ms keys is sexier for true….swizz beats is ugly lucky mofo with no character how in the blazes did he

  • Notorious AGC

    i dont know why but jay-z looked happy as hell and nervous on this performance…maybe cause he know his 70 yearold white pals were actually watching one of his performances..
    anyway, keys is gellin’ and swizz beats looks like a crackhead with a lot of money. lol thats half of new york for you.

  • norcal

    aint the yankees in BROKLYN HMMMMMMMMMMMM