Confident Jay Z has rare moment of shame as he reacts to throwback clip of himself rapping
He is one of the best-selling rappers in the world and a successful businessman.
And though it may be tough to shake Jay Z’s confidence, the rapper had a very rare moment of public embarrassment on his latest chat show appearance.
The 45-year-old rapper reacted with shame as he was shown an old clip of himself rapping during his interview for Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live taped in Brooklyn, New York.
Hard Knock Life: Jay Z admitted to being embarrassed by a throwback clip during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night
Slick: The rapper was surprised with an old video of him performing a freestyle
The 99 Problems rapper – real name Shawn Carter – was surprised by the 47-year-old host airing the video featuring a much younger Jay Z who showed that he had a very impressive flow at an early age.
In the clip that looked like it was from the late-eighties or early-nineties, the Brooklyn born and raised performer rocked a red and white striped polo shirt and a fade haircut featuring a razor line in it.
His rapping style has definitely evolved since that day as he was showing off his ability to rhyme fast without getting tongue-tied as was the style in the early days of hip-hop.
Mastering his craft: Jay could be seen rapping in between to male pals as he showed off his ability to rhyme quickly
Different look: He sported a red and white striped polo and had his hair in a fade featuring a razor line cut
Quick to spit: One of the last bars he spit was: ‘You seem to pale in comparison, Jay Z is embarrassing you’re time after, you’re rhyme after, the last Jay Z line’
One of the most memorable lines Jay Z spit was: ‘You seem to pale in comparison, Jay Z is embarrassing you’re time after, you’re rhyme after, the last Jay Z line.’
After the clip aired the husband of Beyonce had a look of shame on his face as he said: ‘That was embarrassing.
‘I said something about “Jay Z is embarrassing” and I was a prophet because that was very embarrassing. The haircut, the shirt I mean everything.’
Later on in the evening, the Run This Town rapper joined his 34-year-old wife on stage as they performed at at Tidal X event in New York City.
Embarrassed: The 45-year-old rapper had a uncharacteristic look of shame on his face after the clip was played
Sense of humour: He joked: ‘I said something about “Jay Z is embarrassing” and I was a prophet because that was very embarrassing. The haircut, the shirt I mean everything’
Chatting it up: The 99 Problems rapper had fun with the 47-year-old chat show host Kimmel
Jay and Beyonce pleased fans as they collaborated on his hit with Justin Timberlake, Holy Grail, as they told the crowd it was their ‘favourite’ track to perform together.
They even showed a bit of PDA as they walked off-stage together with their arms wrapped around each other.
If that wasn’t enough, Queen B then joined Anaconda rapper Nicki Minaj for two songs they’ve collaborated on, a highly energetic and raunchy performance of Feeling Myself and Flawless, in which they wore sexy leotards.
Jay Z himself also performed with his contemporaries Rick Ross on their track F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt, and joined fellow New York rapper Fabalous.
Dynamic duo: He later joined wife Beyonce as they performed together t the Tidal X event at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn
Bootylicious: The 34-year-old Single Ladies singer put her curves on full-display
Loved up: The couple showed some rare PDA during the concert
Putting on a show: Jay also joined fellow rapper Rick Ross for the track F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt
Proud New Yorkers: He was also joined by rapper Fabalous
Source: Daily Mail