Jay-Z And Rihanna To Perform Tonight?
Jay-Z and Rihanna are strongly rumoured to be performing alongside Coldplay at the Paralympics closing ceremony tonight.
According to the Daily Mirror Jay-Z, who is a close friend of Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is “putting together a spectacular set list – one likely to include a duet.” The rapper has previously collaborated with the band to record a version of their 2008 single ‘Lost’ which achieved a modest amount of success, peaking at number 54 in the UK. The Daily Mail added, “The Paralympics has exceeded all expectation and, like the rest of the world, Jay-Z has been blown away by [the competitors'] bravery and athleticism. This will be a concert like no other, and a fantastic end to what has been the most successful Paralympics ever."
Jay-Z’s protégée Rihanna is also a possible performer for the closing ceremony, which has been named the ‘Festival Of Flame’. She too has previously worked with Coldplay on their single ‘Princess Of China’ and Jay-Z on their smash ‘Umbrella’.
Chris Martin previously said of the show: "Being asked to play at the closing celebrations for the Paralympic athletes in London is such a great honour for us. Kim Gavin and Misty Buckley are working hard to put on a spectacular Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony for the athletes and spectators in the stadium, and everyone watching around the world, and we are so happy to be involved."
The Paralympics closing ceremony will start at 7.30pm tonight.