By Maurice Bobb
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake served up one heck of an appetizer to their upcoming “Legends of the Summer” tour, which kicks off in Toronto this week, with their first live performance of “Holy Grail” at London’s Yahoo! Wireless Festival Sunday (July 14).
The “Picasso, Baby” rapper joined JT on stage the previous night to assist the singer with “Suit & Tie,” but the biggest surprise of the show was Rihanna, who joined the Hov during his performance of “Run This Town.”
The “Pour It Up” chanteuse wore a leather skirt and white cropped top and sent the over 60,000 fans in attendance into a frenzied shrill as she flanked the two t-shirted gents onstage to do what she does best. The capacity crowd was then treated to a virtual sonic smorgashboard of music from MCHG and The 20/20 Experience.
Outside of Rih Rih, Jay and Justin, other acts to hit the festival stage included Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Nas and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.