Jay-Z Surprises Audience At Brandcast 2012, Performs "Empire State Of Mind"

posted Thursday May 03, 2012 at 07:55AM PDT | 4 comments

Jay-Z Surprises Audience At Brandcast 2012, Performs

Jay-Z made a surprise appearance at YouTube's event.

Last night, Jay-Z made a surprise appearance last night during YouTube's Brandcast 2012 event, which took place at the Beacon Theater in New York City, New York.

Presented by the head of YouTube sales, Hov took the stage to perform his chart-topping hit "Empire State of Mind" after a video introduction that featured "On to the Next One."

Additional performers during the event included Pharrell Williams, Flo Rida and Neon Trees. During the event, YouTube announced that it will launch "three new channels dedicated to original content about the lives of women, a spotlight on U.S. Olympians and one that comes from the organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival."

Watch a clip of Jay's performance below.

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