Jay Z made a young rapper’s dream come true during his Magna Carter tour: after noticing 12-year-old Justin Kyler in the audience holding up a sign reading ‘Can I rap for you?’ Jay invited him on stage and let him go! See his performance video, here!
Jay Z invited 12-year-old aspiring rapper Justin Kyler on stage from the audience during his Jan. 5 Greensboro, North Carolina concert, and even had him try his hand at rapping a verse of the track, “Clique.” Since becoming a dad to Blue Ivy, 2, he Jay has even become conscious of his lyrics appropriateness, because he even asked the boy to skip over lyrics that referenced drug dealing. It was such a cool moment!
Jay Z: Young Rapper Justin Kyler On Magna Carter Stage, Raps ‘Clique’
Jay Z invited Justin up on stage to rap, and the tween told him he didn’t even need background music to help his beats!
“When he got up there, Justin said ‘I don’t need no music’ and proceeded to rap a verse from ‘Clique.’ At the conclusion he got even bolder and asked Hov if he could go backstage after the show and, of course, he said ‘Yes,'” an eyewitness at the concert told NecoleBetchie. “It was pretty dope. A moment this little dude will never forget.”
Watch out, Hov — you’ve got some serious competition in the future!
Jay Z Guides Youngster’s Rap Performance On Stage
Even though the boy requested the opportunity to get up on stage, he probably never thought it would happen — and he was so nervous to be in front of the crowd. Justin seemed nervous about using the profanity in Jay’s lyrics, so Hov advised him to make the song his own. “Just skip the drug dealing part and go back to the numbers,” Jay told the youngster when he got to a more provocative section of the song. Being a dad has definitely made Jay Z more relatable to young kids.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think it’s cool Jay Z let his young fan rap on stage?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski