Hip-Hop superstar and business
mogul Jay-Z was named International Man of the Year at GQ’s annual GQ’s
Men of the Year Awards last night in London.
The rapper was presented
with his award by Jade Jagger, daughter of legendary Rolling Stones front man,
Jay-Z appeared at the glitzy
event in a white suit, white and red pinstriped shirt, black tie and black shades.
"The secret is to wear
the suit, don't let the suit wear you," Jay-Z said. Jagger was wearing
a necklace with a diamond pendant that Jay-Z, known for his diamond collection,
even took notice of.
“I dig your jewelry,”
Jay-Z said in jest.
Others honored at the men’s
magazine’s annual awards included Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof, who won
the Outstanding Contribution Award and Charlotte Church, who was named Woman of
Coldplay, Morrissey, Pierce
Brosnan, Simon Cowell, Daniel Craig and others were honored at the event, which
took place at Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
The GQ Men of the Year Awards
was hosted by Rory Bremner. Last year another rapper, Outkast’s Andre
“3000” Benjamin won International Man of the Year honors.