This week, in Manhattan at the Kaufmann Concert Hall, journalist Soledad O’Brien moderated “Breaking the Chains” where the three artists discussed ways in which to combat police brutality and other social injustices.
It’s worth noting that Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte in the same room is historic in itself. The Civil Rights activist previously called out Hov and Beyonce for “…turning their back on social responsibility…”
When asked if he could be doing more to help the less fortunate, Jay-Z slickly replied, “My presence is charity” He also clapped back on the Maga Carta Holy Grail track “Nickels and Dimes” (“I’m just trying to find common ground / Before Mr. Belafonte come and chop a n*** down / Mr. Day-O, major fail”)
We’re elated to see that time has healed all and the legends understand that their presence and their united front helps to impact a younger generation of artists and activists.
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1. Tidal X: 10/20
Thousands of fans swarmed the Barclays last night to get a glimpse at their favorite performer at Jay Z's inaugural Tidal X: 10/20 concert that boasted names like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Usher and more. #TeamBeautiful was in attendance and witnessed the epic performances. Scroll through this gallery for pics from the show and red carpet.
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2. Beyonce & Jay Z
After performing "Holy Grail," Jay and Bey shared a kiss then walked away hand in hand.
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3. #Beyonce X #JayZ #TidalX1020
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4. #Beyonce X #JayZ #TidalX1020
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5. Beyonce & Nicki Minaj
Bey and Nicki were certainly feeling themselves when they teamed up to perform "Feeling Myself."
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6. Nicki Minaj
Nicki performing "Moment For Life," before bringing out Beyonce.
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7. The queen has arrived! #Beyonce #TidalX1020
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8. Nicki Minaj
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9. Rick Ross
Meek Mill brought out his boss Rick Ross during his set.
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10. French Montana & Meek Mill
Meek Mill brought out all his boys, including french Montana, during his set.
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11. Rick Ross Joined Jay Z
Rick Ross and Jay performed "F*ck With Me You Know I Got It."
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It was a "Lituation" when Fab hit the stage. The Brooklyn representative brought out Jay Z during his set.
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13. Lil wayne
Young Money leader Lil Wayne made a brief appearance and performed two classics.
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14. T.I. & Young Dro
The king of the south hit the stage with Young Dro.
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The Tidal X: 10/20 red carpet was also jam packed with celebs. Beyonce shut down the carpet when she showed up in this bordello hue.
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16. Justine Skye
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17. Mack Wilds
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18. French Montana
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19. Rick Ross & Lira Galore
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21. Nick Jonas
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Jay-Z, Usher and Harry Belafonte Come Together To Discuss Why #BlackLivesMatter was originally published on hellobeautiful.com