December 8 [16:00 EDT] -- Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z has apparently found a way out of Puff Daddy's No Way Out Tour. He resigned as the opening act after the December 4 show at Madison Square Garden.
A spokesperson for the rapper's label, Rock-A-Fella Records, said that Jay-Z felt he had been treated unfairly by the tour's promoters after a set he was performing suffered technical problems that no one seemed to repair and, in another instance, Jay's set was cut short to less than twenty minutes in his homecoming performance which was the last straw.
Jay-Z now plans to focus his energy on running his record label and has plans to film a video for the second single from his album "In My Lifetime, Vol. I" called "The City Is Mine," which features Blackstreet and also samples Glen Frey's "You Belong To The City."