The rappers have been performing their signature track an increasing number of times during their ‘Watch The Throne’ tour, culminating with a personal record of 12 times at their most recent show.
Introducing the track in a video on RollingStone.com, West told the crowd: “Y’all have to remember this moment for the rest of your life. This will be the most times this song has been performed and the most times anybody ever performed a song at a concert, and y’all here tonight to be a part of it, Paris.”
Imploring the crowd to move, Jay-Z told them: “Take it all the way back, this is for the record.”
During the North American leg of the tour, the rap duo performed the track three times in New York and six times in Miami. By the time they reached Los Angeles they played it back to back 10 times, only to eclipse it by performing it 11 times in Vancouver a few days later, taking up nearly 40 minutes of the concert.
Jay-Z holds a number of records for his music, setting a record in 2006 for the most live shows in different places in 24 hours, playing seven concerts in seven cities over the course of a day.
Earlier this year his newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, became the youngest person ever to be credited on the US Billboard chart when her cries appeared on the track ‘Glory’ released days after she was born in January.
The ‘Watch The Throne’ European tour will conclude after two dates in England in Sheffield on June 21 and Birmingham on June 22.