Fuse TV To Help Jay-Z Perform His 8th Sold-out Concert At Madison Square GardenBy Delaina Dixon | August 31, 2009 | Entertainment
The TV DivaGal is in awe!
I just returned from Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City, where I sat mere inches away from rap royalty, Jay-Z!
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-born entertainer was on hand to confirm that he is taking over the Garden on Sept. 11 to headline the “Answer the Call” charity concert. Jay-Z’s has already performed seven sold-out shows in the arena!
The one-night only performance ΓÇô which will air commercial-free on Fuse Network that night ΓÇô is to benefit the families of first responders who gave their lives to save others on September 11, 2001.
Jay-Z and his crew hope to raise nearly $1 million, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be distributed through the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Absolut Vodka and Citi are also underwriting the event.
On 9-11, “I was in Los Angeles, shooting a video for ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ the album was supposed to come out the next day. I got a call, and a friend of mine said, ‘Turn your TV on.’ I turned the TV on and saw the World Trade Center on fire,” Jay-Z shared during the conference.
“On September 12, I saw footage of these herioc actions of people running into buildings and saving each other. I saw the strength of New York, and it made me proud,” he continued. “This is my chance to do something to help out.”
Tickets to the legendary event go on sale Sept. 8, and all seats are just $50.
Jay-Z did have one word of advice for the crowd.
“Bring your earplugs ’cause it’s gonna get loud!”
Anything you say, Jay!