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Jay-Z Brings Out Obama, Kanye, Other Stars for Made in America Festival

Jay-Z – Concert goers in Philadelphia were in for a treat thanks to Jay-Z’s set at the Made in America Festival that included a Rocky-like entrance for Jay, visits from his famous friends and a set full of hits. The rapper entered the Philadelphia Museum of Art bouncing at the top of its stairs like Sylvester Stallone as his song “Made in America” played in the background.

According to MTV, there were rumors that Jay’s wife, singer Beyoncé, would show up but they turned out to be false. Beyoncé never showed up, even after Jay-Z performed part of “03 Bonnie and Clyde,” one of his several collaborations with his famous wife. But the crowd wasn’t left disappointed because a slew of guest stars more than made up for Beyoncé’s absence. “Since you were so good to me, Philly, I’m going to be good to you tonight, Philly,” the Brooklyn-born MC promised the crowd.

As the crowd chanted Beyoncé, lights were turned down and on the stage’s screen, Pusha T popped up and went into a performance of “I Don’t Like (remix)” and was joined by Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Kanye West. According to the Washington Post, this performance was rewarded with an “electrifying roar” from the audience. The trio also performed “Mercy” together in addition to a couple of their individual hits including Big Sean’s “Dance (A$$)” and West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” Common also made an appearance to perform “The Light.”

Perhaps the most surprising cameo of the night was from the President of the United States. President Obama appeared via a pre-recorded video to address the crowd and urge them to vote in November. “Whatever your politics or your party, you should vote this fall. Wherever you live, you’ve got a choice to make,” Obama said in the video. He also praised Jay-Z and his hustle. “[Jay-Z] got ahead because he worked hard, learned from his mistakes and just plain refused to quit.”

The show closed with Jay-Z and Kanye performing their hit “N**gas in Paris” as fireworks blasted into the sky. According to, Jay-z is one of the wealthiest rapper in the history of Hip Hop music.

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