Jay Z was the headliner of DirecTV’s annual Super Bowl party and he brought a VIP guest to make the night special. The rapper, who was performing in front of a hometown crowd in New York, brought out his wife, Beyonce, for a performance of their new smash single “Drunk In Love”. According to the Associated Press:
“Dressed in a slinky black lace dress, Beyonce sang her hit “Drunk In Love,” which, of course, her superstar husband guest stars on. As he rapped, she danced in his face, and when the smoldering song ended, the two embraced, and shared a kiss.
“It was arguably the highlight of Jay Z’s electric set, which lasted for more than an hour as he delivered hit after hit, from recent songs like ‘Holy Grail’ and ‘Tom Ford’ to songs deep in his catalog, including ‘Big Pimpin” and ’99 Problems.'”
The DirecTV party was an invite-only event, and the crowd was made up mainly of VIPs and corporate executives. However that didn’t stop Jay Z from making crowd participation mandatory. He told the crowd:
“I want y’all to know y’all at a rock ‘n’ roll show, not a (expletive) board meeting,” he told the crowd, which included boldface names like Kate Upton, Jamie Foxx, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Chris Tucker and Aaron Paul. “I need y’all to loosen the (expletive) up!”
Jay Z’s performance was probably the biggest show leading up to the big game itself, on a weekend that widely considered to be one of the biggest events in the world.
Check footage from the Jay Z and Beyonce performance below.