Yesterday footage surfaced online of rap mogul Jay Z bringing a 12-year-old boy up on stage during a Magna Carta World Tour. Jay’s tour was in North Carolina when the boy was brought up on stage to show everyone his skills. The kids mother has now come forth to speak on the experience.
Even though speculations suggesting the whole thing may have been a staged performance, the kid’s mother says the whole experience occurred organically.
“We spoke with Angela, who took her 12-year-old son Justin to the concert in Charlotte Saturday. She says Justin’s dream was to “get noticed” by Hova and he was crushed when he was overlooked as he sat in the 8th row. Angela says on the ride home they decided to give it one more try, and she bought tickets to the Greensboro concert the next day. She says she was lucky and scored front row seats. Angela tells us nothing was set up. Justin jumped up with his sign and this time Jigga noticed. She says after the concert Jay Z was true to his word and took them backstage. They talked for 5 minutes about personal stuff. No numbers were exchanged and Jay said nothing about signing the kid. ” (TMZ)
According to reports, the young boy was holding a sign that said, “Can I rap for you?” and it caught Jay’s attention.
“Jay Z made one boy’s dream come true over the weekend. The rapper was in Greensboro, N.C., last night for his Magna Carter worldwide tour, and while performing for a stadium full of people, one specific fan caught the attention of Hov. A 12-year-old boy was holding up a sign that read, “Can I rap for you?” Clearly, he was giving Jay an offer he couldn’t refuse, because Beyoncé’s man invited the young admirer on stage and handed him the mike.” (E! Online)
Jay Z even gave the kid some advice during his rap and suggested a few things.
“The young fan took the microphone and managed to put his nerves aside before beginning to rap Jay’s verse from “Clique.” He made sure to steer clear of the curse words, but Hov had to cut in when the lyrics began talking about some not-age-appropriate things. Jay told him to skip “the drug dealing part” of the song. “Go back to the numbers,” he said. So, he did–and killed it! Just as he finished, the audio for the track came on and the audience roared with cheers. Jay, all smiles, gave a huge hug to his young pal, who had one more request. “Can I meet you backstage?” he asked, and guess what? Jay said yes to that, too. ” (E! Online)
Check out the footage below: