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    Pictures: Chris Martin joins Jay-Z on stage at Yankee Stadium, NYC for hip-hop concert

    20100913cmyank1a.JPGChris Martin was a surprise performer in New York last night (13th September) as he joined hip-hop's two biggest stars - Jay-Z and Eminem - as they headlined Yankee Stadium in the borough, in a grand show of how hip-hop has grown from Bronx party music to stadium-filler.


    Chris performed Most Kings, Viva La Vida and Heart of the City with Jay-Z. New videos of the performance are here and here at the Coldplay forum, and you can also see new pictures of Chris here and also after the jump. [thanks laga, mayurshikotra & *Sarah*]


    Coldplay's Phil Harvey tweeted about the show, annotating the picture he sent with "Last night at Yankee Stadium. Jay-Z, undisputed King of New York. Chris went onstage for Heart of the City, Most Kings and Viva. pH

    The triumphant performance last night in the Bronx, followed by a twin event tonight, will put the stars in front of roughly 100,000 fans, perhaps the largest audience New York has ever hosted for a hip-hop show. Both Eminem and Jay-Z, who performed two concerts at Detroit's Comerica Park earlier this month, brought out an all-star cast of friends to mark the occasion. During Eminem's performance, which came first, his guests included his posse D-12, protege 50 Cent, mentor Dr. Dre and new hitmaker B.o.B. Hometown hero Jay-Z would not be outdone, calling on Chris Martin, Kanye West, sensations Drake and Nicki Minaj, and wife Beyonce to support his set.


    New photos of Chris Martin on stage at Yankees Stadium, NYC (13th September 2010):










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