Jigga Where? Jay-Z to Perform Atop David Letterman's Big Sign

Twelfth album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' is out July 4

Jay-Z David Letterman Marquee New York Live
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UPDATE: New York City has reportedly canceled the performance.

Jay-Z will celebrate the impending release of his 12th studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail by performing on top of the marquee of Manhattan's iconic Ed Sullivan Theater. The free July 8 performance will coincide with an appearance from Hova on the Late Show With David Letterman, reports the New York Post. He apparently received permission from the city, who will have to shut down Broadway between West 53rd and 54th during rush hour as a result.

As XXL explains, Jigga's plans for an awning takeover date back to 2010 when he'd hoped to perform with Eminem in the same location. At the time, he wasn't able to get the go-ahead from Mayor Bloomberg's office. But that was before he was sports' new power agent, a headphones entrepreneur, and Samsung's favorite friendMagna Carta Holy Grail is out July 4 and includes appearance by Frank Ocean and Justin Timberlake, plus Nirvana lyrics.

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