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Jay-Z Wins Sports Emmy Award For Super Bowl Performance
posted Tuesday May 03, 2011 at 08:31AM PDT | 10 comments
Hov scores another trophy for his epic performance of "Run This Town."
Jay-Z claimed he “sport fly shit, I should win the ESPY,” and while he’s yet to take home that trophy, he’s gradually making his way there. The Brooklyn, New York rapper received the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics for his performance of “Run This Town” during Super Bowl XLIV.
The epic performance, aired as the opener to the football game, featured Hov in a dapper suit surrounded by the E.S. Posthumus music group. As he rapped along to the cut, footage from NFL games cut across the screen.
Additionally, Jigga man collaborators U2 were honored with the award for their performance with the Soweto Gospel Choir during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.