had a few surprises when he took center stage at New York
City radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam. The sold out show,
which took place in Long Island New York at the Nassau
Coliseum, saw performances from Jadakiss, Eve, Destiny's
Child (who were practically booed off the stage again),
Ja Rule, Nelly, Outkast and Ludacris.
headlined the event, too a break during his show and yelled
into the microphone, " "I know Michael Jackson
better come from behind that muthafucking curtain!"
When no Michael Jackson appeared, most people thought
he was going to go into his newest single "H to the
Izzo," which makes use of a Jackson 5 sample. Jigga
said something to some spectators in the front row, then
went backstage and reappeared with Michael Jackson, who
is preparing to release his own album. Mike told the crowd
he loved them, and left the stage. Michael Jackson will
be making a guest appearance on Jay-Z's new album. Missy
Elliot was on hand to perform "Is That Your Chick,"
with Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel joined Jigga on stage
as well. A Violin player named Miri Benari was brought
on and backed Jigga while he did is verse from "Big
Pimpin," while EPMD repped when Beans and Bleek did
their version of EPMD's smash, "So Wat Cha Sayin."
Erick Sermon then went into his latest single, "Music,"
for the crowd, who were the loudest during Jigga's set.
During this performance he told the crowd, "There's
a lot of shit going on in rap music. A lot of cats yappin'.
Y'all know what I do, your boy handles his business."
Jay then through
disses, but the one who caught the diss the worst was
Prodigy of Mobb Deep fame, calling P a ballerina and showing
photos of a young Prodigy-- on four large screens that
hung from the stage, in leotards at his Grandmother's