Hip hop clothing is the style of choice for many of the world’s most popular celebrities and two A-listers to show off their street styles recently were Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The pair, who have teamed up on the Watch the Throne hit, gave a surprise performance at the recent 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. According to a report on The BoomBox, the pair’s appearance was “high-energy”.
Meanwhile, talking about their choice of urban fashion items, the news source added: “Rocking casual, almost too-cool-to-care street clothes, Jay and Kanye set the stage on fire, while sparklers were set ablaze behind them.”
They took to the stage following the opening act provided by Lady Gaga. The BoomBox noted this was a hard performance to follow but added that in the end, it was the Jay-Z- Kanye West show that shone.
Jay-Z has been in the news a lot recently. The 41-year-old revealed on Twitter last month that he is set to work with Pharrell Williams on the NERD urban fashion label.
And, adding to his busy schedule, the rapper, entrepreneur and occasional actor is also set to become a dad. At the MTV Video Music Awards, his other half Beyonce posed for photos holding her baby bump. While she did not explicitly declare she was expecting a child, she made it obvious this was the case.
No doubt the duo’s youngster will be clad in all the latest hip hop clothing as he or she grows up.
Beyonce and Jay-Z met in 2002 when they collaborated for the song Bonnie & Clyde. Following this, he appeared in further hit singles of hers, including Crazy in Love and That’s How You Like It.
Although they keep their relationship low-profile and do not generally discuss it in the media, it emerged that they had wed during a private ceremony in New York in 2008.