- Kanye West made three costume changes during his Watch the Throne concert on 11/5/11 at the Izod Center.
Jay-Z and Kanye West killed it at the Izod Center this past Saturday night! Even without an opening act (yes, we sat there from 7:30-9:00p listening to the faint sounds of classics the pair have sampled for their recent hits), and no special guests (no Nicki Minaj when they performed “Monster”, no Alicia Keys when Jay-Z did “Empire State of Mind”), the pair set the stage on fire. Literally.
There were pyro technics; and montages of leopards in the wild, barking dogs, and sharks as the pair played seamlessly off each other. There was no jockeying for position. Jigga and Yeezy would perform together, then one would quietly exit the stage for the other to perform a few solos, before reuniting, sometimes making the segue with chuckle-inducing banter.
“I remember watching you doing all that big pimping in the videos [sic],” Kanye reminisced after Jay-Z performed his hit. “I wanted to spend that cheese too, not knowing it would get me…” Cue Kanye’s banger, “Golddigger.”
Of course, the fashion was off the chain too.
Jay-Z switched up his look with a leather-blocked hoodie, Yankees caps, and red sneakers, while Kanye made three costume changes. He opened with a star-spangled black tee, later changed into a sporty blazer, and ended the night with an embellished cardigan, chains, a graphic tee that fell below his hips, a leather skirt, leather leggings, and kicks.
In the end, after an encore (an opportunity for Jay to perform “Encore”), Jay-Z bid the crowd a “safe” adieu. A fun night!
Watch the Throne: Jay-Z danced The Wop in a leather-sleeved hoodie