Watch U2 and Jay-Z Perform Together

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Stadium-rocking pop titans met last night at last night's MTV Europe Awards when Jay-Z came out during a U2 performance in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall coming November 9, the collaboration took on a justly political air, with U2 doing "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and Jay-Z unleashing some of his most ripped-from-the-headlines-style lines since his verse on M.I.A.'s "Boyz" remix.

"Out in Iran the election is fixed/ Out in Rwanda the genocide is sick," he rhymed. "Don't make me have to motherfuckin' build some schools!" Then Bono tried to rap with less effective results. Watch the whole performance below. (Via MTV.)

In other (more shameless) Jay-Z news, the rapper recently re-teamed with his "Empire State of Mind" co-star Alicia Keys for something called "Empire State of Mind Part 2", according to MTV News. The sequel will feature a new verse from Jay and show up on Keys's upcoming LP, The Element of Freedom, which is due out December 15.

And Jay has announced some new, Young Jeezy-assisted U.S. arena dates for 2010. Check those out, along with the U2/Jay-Z live video, after the jump:


11-07 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center ^
11-08 Los Angeles, CA - UCLA, Pauley Pavilion ^
11-10 Austin, TX - University of Texas, Frank Erwin Center ^
11-12 Champaign, IL - University of Illinois, Assembly Hall ^
11-13 Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium ^
11-17 Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena ^
11-19 Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum ^
11-20 El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center ^
02-22 Houston, TX - Toyota Center *
02-23 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center *
02-25 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena *
02-27 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena *
02-28 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex *
03-03 Washington, DC - Verizon Center *
03-07 Norfolk, VA - Scope Arena *
03-11 Boston, MA - TD Garden *
03-16 Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena *
03-19 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center *
03-20 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse *
03-22 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center *
03-24 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion *
03-26 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center *

^ with N.E.R.D., Wale, J. Cole
* with Young Jeezy

Posted by Ryan Dombal on November 6, 2009 at 11:45 a.m.

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