Alicia Keys Brings Out Jay Z & Nas At Surprise NYC Show | PHOTOS + VIDEO
Alicia Keys brought out two of the city’s greatest during her surprise show in Times Square tonight.
Though fans were excited about her new material, she couldn’t send the NYC crowd home without a proper rendition of “Empire State of Mind.” And that means an appearance from the song’s lead artist, Jay Z. Hov has had a busy weekend, performing at his wife’s final “Formation” show and reuniting with Ja Rule and DMX — the pair with whom he had once planned to form “Murder Inc.” the supergroup — backstage.
Keys also brought out another all-time great from the city, a former rival of Hov’s: Nas. He performed the Illmatic classic “One Love,” while Keys owned the hook. Watch footage from both “Empire State of Mind” and “One Love” below.
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John Mayer was also a special guest at the show.
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