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Jay Z Chats, Performs “Empire State of Mind” on “Kimmel” Before His TIDAL Concert

Last night, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was packed with industry’s biggest names to celebrate TIDAL reaching the 1 million subscriber mark. Beyonce and Nicki Minaj did their live debut of “Feeling Myself,” Usher came out to perform his new protest song “Chains” with Nas, and Jay Z performed alongside Fabolous.

Jay Z also was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! yesterday, as the show is being shot in Brooklyn this week. Hov sat down to discuss his beloved borough, his high school rap battle Busta Rhymes in high school, Beyoncé’s pizza preferences, being a sports agent, and his streaming service TIDAL. The Brooklyn rapper then gifted every audience member with tickets to his TIDAL X: 10/20 concert and walked with the crowd to the Barclays Center. Watch the interview, plus Jay’s taped performance of  “Empire State of Mind” from TIDAL X: 10/20 below.