“Congratulations to my man, Jay-Z, and my girl B,” Mary told the sold-out crowd before starting her set with “You’re All I Need,” according to several online reports.
“Like sweet morning dew/ I took one look at you/ And it was plain to see/ You were my destiny/ With you I’ll spend my time/ I’ll dedicate my life/ I’ll sacrifice for you/ Dedicate my life for you,” the song’s lyrics read.
Jay, who reportedly flew in from New Jersey’s Teterboro airport earlier in the day, was not wearing a wedding ring and didn’t vary from his usual set — which finds him both performing solo and with Blige — according to People.com. Beyoncé was reportedly nowhere to be seen at the show, although OK! magazine reported that a source told them she’d accompanied him on the flight. Jay’s only reference to her came when he played a few notes of “Crazy in Love” before abruptly stopping the song by saying, “Sorry, B,” the site said, but he’s been doing that at shows throughout the tour.
The show was Jay’s first since he threw a lavish party at his New York apartment Friday night that was attended by many relatives and celebrities and is reported to have been a celebration of his and Beyoncé’s marriage, although at press time there was still no official word. While rumors of the two’s impending wedding have circulated off-and-on since they first began dating in 2002, speculation intensified with reports on Tuesday that the couple had secured a marriage license.
Jay’s tour with Blige continues Sunday night (April 6) in Washington, D.C., and is scheduled to continue through May 7. Beyoncé is scheduled to continue work playing Etta James in the forthcoming movie “Cadillac Records.”