J. Cole celebrated his 29th birthday this week with a huge show at MSG that included Kendrick Lamar and a surprise appearance from Jay Z. Find out what Jay gifted Jermaine inside and see Janelle Monae performing for VH1's Super Bowl Blitz.
Jermaine aka J. Cole, who's tracing across North America with his "What Dreams May Come” Tour, road in The Theater at Madison Square Garden last night where he brought out Kendrick Lamar for a surprise performance that included "Forbidden Fruit," and "Backseat Freestyle,"
Kendrick told the crowd,"(J. Cole) is one of the first cats to welcome me with open arms in this music business when I ain't know sh-- about it. So believe that, this is not no regular rapper friendship, this is my f---ing brother right here, J.Cole."
Towards the very end of the concert, J. Cole emerged wearing a Roc-A-Fella chain with a special guest.....Jay Z! In celebration of his 29th birthday, Jay gave his "original" chain to J.
"First of all, happy birthday to J. Cole. It's his birthday but he's giving out gifts. So I think it's only right that you get a gift. That, on your neck, is my original Roc chain — and it's yours."
HOV closed out the show with “F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.” In other J. Cole news, his imprint, Dreamville, has just signed a partnership deal with Interscope and released the Revenge of the Dreamers mixtape.
Then Kendrick & Cole hit up the afterparty scene together.
Also in concert......
Janelle Monae "literally" rolled into the stage at Lehman College in New York as part of VH1's Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights and Six Concerts series. She performed hits such as Dance Apocalyptic, Tightrope, Q.U.E.E.N, Electric Lady and Come Alive.
J.Cole headlined the series on January 27th while TLC will perform at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre on Thursday. Each concert will be streamed live in the VH1 App and made available at Super Bowl.VH1.com the following day.
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