Jay-Z & Alicia Keys to Perform at World Series’ Opening Game (Video)

blame it on Shake October 26, 2009

Not that I’m exited for this year’s World Series in the slightest as I’m far from a Yankee fan. But it’s pretty dope to see that Hov & Ms. Keys are gonna rock Empire State of Mind for the first game this Wednesday.

“First of all, the new [Yankee] Stadium — it’s the Yankees and it’s game one of the World Series,” Jay said while promoting his “DJ Hero: Renegade Edition” video game, which sees him teamed up with Eminem. The Yanks happen to be Hov’s favorite baseball team.

“I’m beyond excited about it, and on top of that, it’s a New York record. It’s a record that pays homage to New York. The timing of that couldn’t be better,” Hov enthused.

Jay said his spot at game one has been in place for several days — all he needed was for the Yankees to wrap things up against the Los Angeles Angels.

“The whole time we knew we had the performance,” Jay laughed. “We knew we had the performance last week. I think it was 3-1 [in favor of the Yankees] at the time. [The Yankees] lost that game to make it 3-2. I was like, ‘Man!’ I had to come in [the stadium] with the stage and all that. I was like, ‘Man, these guys gotta come on.’ It was almost selfish.”

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