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Jay-Z plays 9/11 tribute concert

Jay-Z
Most of the performers wore black and grey on stage

Rapper Jay-Z played a tribute concert in New York on Friday to remember all those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Beyonce, Mary J Blige and Rihanna also took part in the Madison Square Garden gig to mark the eight-year anniversary.

"Make some noise for everybody that lost their lives so we can live ours," the 39-year-old said to the crowd.

All proceeds made from the Answer The Call gig is being donated to funds that help families affected by the attack.

The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund will benefit from the concert.

"We stand here tonight eight years later even stronger, even stronger," Jay-Z said on stage.

Most of the performers, who also included Diddy, Kanye West and John Mayer, wore mainly black and grey onstage.

Halfway through the show, Jay Z held a moment of silence to remember all those who had lost their lives during the terror attacks.

The Pledge of Allegiance kicked off the show, followed by a two-hour set that included Jay-Z hits such as 99 Problems and I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me).



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