By Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork)
Jay-Z and Kanye West have had plenty of celebrity-filled crowds during the U.S. stops on their Watch the Throne tour, but for international shows The Throne are kicking things up a notch. They touched down in Paris Friday night, performing while Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Rowland, Justin Bieber and Spike Lee looked on, and “N—as in Paris” producer Hit-Boy crowd surfed and became the second guest to ever join them on stage.
Beyonce was absent from The Throne’s London shows (while she was prepping for her four blowout performances at Revel in Atlantic City, we assume) but she made it to Paris where she hung with her girls Gwyneth and Kelly, cheering her husband on.
rap-up via derwingray instagram
From what we hear, things were at fever pitch since Jay and ’Ye were finally bringing their hit “N—as in Paris” to its namesake city, and the song’s producer Hit-Boy flew in from Los Angeles to witness it first hand. From his tweets, we know that he had a memorable night. “HOV didn’t just really call me on stage in Paris to crowd surf. The Roc family is too real. I’m the 2nd person only to ever grace WTT stage,” he wrote following the show. “Tonight really happened. Me and rihanna the only two people to ever touch that WTT stage beside ye and hovi. Swag on another level.”
Truth. Rihanna joined her Roc family on stage in London in May, as the first ever guest during the tour, performing “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” “Run This Town” and “All of the Lights.”
Oh, and they performed “N—as in Paris” 11 times in Paris.
Remaining tour dates:
» 6/2 France @ Paris Bercy
» 6/3 Belgium @ Sportpaleis Antwerpen
» 6/5 Germany @ Frankfurt Festhalle
» 6/8 Ireland @ Dublin O2 Arena
» 6/11 Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
» 6/13 Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena