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  The "Big Homie" of JAY Z fan pages. VI MMXVII.

"Tonight's Show Beat The Ones I Saw In NY, LA and London. Jay-Z/Kanye Drove Paris Crowd Into Hysteria. Record Was Broken Tonight. 11 Encores Of N*gga's In Paris-IN PARIS." Jay Z and Spike Lee, photographed backstage after the first Paris show of Hov and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne Tour," held at the "Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy" arena on June 1, 2012. During the show Jigga and 'Ye aptly performed "Niggas in Paris" 11 times, setting a new record. It was originally performed three times in a row, but as the tour progressed the song was regularly performed up to ten times in succession. #jayz @officialspikelee #2012 #watchthethrone

Jaÿ-Z, photographed backstage before stepping out to perform at his first "TiDAL X: Jaÿ-Z B-Sides" show at "Terminal 5" in Hell's Kitchen, by Ben Vogel on May 16, 2015. #jayz @ben_vogel #2015 @tidal

"Labels turned me down, couldn't foresee ... Dame believed..."
Jay-Z and Dame Dash, photographed during the opening celebrations for "The 40/40 Club" in New York City by Johnny Nunez on June 18, 2003. #jayz @duskopoppington #2003 @the4040club

Here, photographer Clay Patrick McBride recreates Hank Walker's famous shot of President John F. Kennedy conferring with his brother Robert Kennedy, using President Shawn Carter and his little brother Kanye West. Jay-Z resided over the Def Jam Recordings oval office from December 2004 until December 2007, just as President John F. Kennedy had done in the White House from January 1961 to November 1963. Hov was to be proclaimed the "Leader of the Rap World" in August 2005 by "XXL" magazine, and they wanted to feature President Carter and his cabinet. Patrick McBride looked to the 1960s for inspiration, using Jay's Presidential status at DJ and his Roc-A-Fella Records roster to recreate famed shots of John F. Kennedy and his Camelot cabinet. #jayz #kanyewest @xxl @clay_patrick_mcbride #YNera #rocafella @defjamrecords #JFK

Jay-Z, Just Blaze, Kid Capri, T.I., Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy, Foxy Brown, Slick Rick and Memphis Bleek, photographed after the "Jay-Z and Friends" show at the Madison Square Garden by Johnny Nunez on November 1, 2004.
The show was meant to be the final night of the five-date New York stop of Hov and R. Kelly's "Best of Both Worlds Tour," but the promoters fired Kellz before the final two shows due to the culmination of increasingly erratic and disruptive behavior throughout the tour.
On the Friday evening show Kelly abruptly bolted from the show, claiming that his life was in jeopardy. He told the crowd that while he was trying to perform, "two people were waving guns at me," and declined to perform further. He would later claim that a member of Jay's entourage, Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith, pepper-sprayed him when he tried to return to the stage. Ty Ty was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, later pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to two days of anger-management counseling, and was ordered to complete four days of community service.
Shortly after Kelly left Jay told the crowd, "Fuck that! I got this shit myself, New York. Give me my old-school shit! I got hits!" He asked them to give him a few minutes to put a set together, and then, accompanied by Mary J. Blige, T.I., Usher, Ja Rule, Freeway, the Young Gunz and Bleek, he managed to deliver a hit-filled set on short notice. Halfway through he announced to the screaming crowd: "I don’t need that nigga. I got y'all. Y'all ain’t gonna miss him for one second. Y'all gonna go home thoroughly entertained." The next day the promoters issued a short statement saying Kelly would not attend the next three shows. In an interview with Angie Martinez on Hot 97 early Saturday morning, Jay called out his tour partner: "Is that not absolutely bonkers?" he angrily said about Kelly’s gun theory. "That's Madison Square Garden. You cannot get a gun in Madison Square Garden. Does he know where he's at?" Hov claimed Kelly was envious, saying: "He has problems with the love people give me. He's insecure with himself .. This is just disrespectful. Everybody better grab their albums, because that's it." #jayz

Jay-Z with rookie of the year LeBron James and his mother Gloria, photographed at an event presenting James with the NBA’s "Eddie Gottlieb Trophy" at the NBA Store in New York City, by Johnny Nunez on April 20, 2004.

At the time James was the only player in Cleveland Cavaliers history to be named the "Rookie of the Year," and was the youngest player in NBA history to capture the honor.
Hov met James through his longtime friend William "Worldwide Wes" Wesley at the beginning of 2003, in a meeting organized after the young player told Wes that Hov was his idol. On connecting with James so quickly and strongly Hov told Elliott Wilson in 2013 that, "we come from the same neighborhood. The same things [happened to us] ... 'Your Dad left?' 'Mine did too!' 'Your Mom's name is Gloria? Mine's is too!' Our story is so similar, it's the same thing. And, you know, [like me] he's pushing the culture forward in another way." #jayz @kingjames @johnnynunez #2004 @nba @cavs

Jay Z and Beyoncé, photographed performing during their "On The Run Tour" stop in Atlanta by Robin Harper on July 15, 2014.
The couple performed to nearly a million fans during the 21-date sold-out tour, which grossed $110 million. #jayz #beyonce #ontheruntour #2014 @robins_robin

Jay-Z, OG Juan and Tru Life, photographed at a birthday party Hov threw for Young Jeezy at "The 40/40 Club" on October 12, 2005. #jayz #ogjuan @therealtrulife #2005 @jeezy @the4040club

Jay Z and Bow Wow, photographed at the after-party for the "Magna Carter World Tour" stop in Atlanta, held at "Reign" on December 27, 2013. #jayz @shadmoss #2013 #atlanta

DJ Khaled showing Jay Z the AintNoJigga IG page, while they were finishing up "Shining" in Hov and Bey's home studio in the Hollywood Hills, by Ivan Berrios on February 11, 2017. Yeah, so Khaled said he was showing Jay a "Grateful" tracklisting, but I imagine the ANJ moment may have looked something like this. Let me be great! Ha! Jesse Williams is off to the left of the photograph. He had also attended the Roc Nation pre-Grammys brunch earlier that day. #jayz @djkhaled #shining @ivanberrios

Jay Z and Travis Scott, photographed in the "Penthouse West" studio at Jungle City Studios in New York City in June 2013. At the time they were conducting a recording session for the "Magna Carta… Holy Grail" track "Crown." In an interview with DJ Whoo Kid in July 2016, Scott told that he was hoping for the possibility of them linking back up on Hov’s upcoming thirteenth studio album: "We talk almost every other other other other day. We talk about music all the time. He’s got his project. I don’t know what he’s got working on right now. I don’t want to spoil nothing. I don’t want to say nothing. You know how he rocks. Just know. We talk and shit could come out of it. I just don’t want to speak on what he’s doing. He’s a mastermind at his own thing. Who knows what he’s got going on? But I know it’s something crazy." #jayz @travisscott #2013 @junglecitystudios

Jay-Z, photographed arriving at friend Derek Jeter's 26th birthday party, held at "Club One51" in New York City on July 8, 2000. Hov is sporting a Franck Muller "Casablanca" timepiece ($10,000). It was in July that Hov and the Roc-A-Fella Records family began working on their label compilation album, "The Dynasty: Roc La Familia." Looking for a change in tone from his "Lifetime" series, he decided not to call on frequent collaborators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, but instead looked for up-and-coming producers. Hov would call on Hyphy pioneer Rick Rock, and Just Blaze, Bink!, The Neptunes and Kanye West—and the soulful sound we identify with the Roc was born. Eventually the album would become a Jay-led project, instead of the original compilation concept. Upon its release on October 31, 2000 the 2x Platinum-certified album sold 557,789 copies in its first week and topped the Billboard 200. #jayz #2000 @gtvreality

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