Before a performance at Yankee Stadium Jay Z spoke withÂ The Truthâ€™s Elliott Wilson.Â Jay Z says that he has no ego issues which allows him to perform as an act with such a different group of artists. He also dubbed himself a â€œserial collaborator.â€
â€œFirst of all, I donâ€™t have an ego in those situations,â€ Jay Z said. â€œEverybody should just come to the table and have fun and bring what they bring to the tableâ€¦If Iâ€™m not a Jay Z fan per se, I get to experience [him] in a setting that I like. I get Justin and â€˜Oh okay.â€™ Itâ€™s expansive. It really helps the genre out a lot. When you put it in that place and put it in that light. Iâ€™m a serial collaboratorâ€¦Putting those sort of elements in one room and justâ€”Iâ€™m just curious as well. Iâ€™ve always been under the belief that itâ€™s just music. We just use different instruments. Itâ€™s musicâ€¦Itâ€™s natural for me to play music with Justin. First of all, we both use the same producers. So, pretty much our songs are Timbaland and Pharrell. The majority of them, so they kinda mesh really well because itâ€™s the same sound.â€
JayÂ Z later touched on his monumental Yankee Stadium show with Eminem, a show he referred to as â€œa dream come true.â€
He contiuned by saying â€œBeyond a dream come true because growing upâ€”at best you may think that you can make it to the [Madison Square] Garden as a musician. And then having Kool Herc and being in the Bronx, the home place of Hip Hop, and all those, how symbolic it was.â€
Referred to as â€œThe Home & Home Tour,â€ Jay Zâ€™s four-show tour with Eminem took place in September 2010 and included surprise appearances from Nicki Minaj, B.o.B, 50 Cent, and Drake.
As far as Jay Z’s latest touring feat is concerned, his â€œLegends Of The Summerâ€ tour with Justin Timberlake kicked off earlier in the month in Canada and will go on to make stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and close to 10 other cities this summer.