Jay-Z, Alicia Keys World Series Performance Moved to Thursday
The planned World Series performance featuring devoted New York Yankees fan Jay-Z and Alicia Keys has been moved from the celebration for tonight's (October 28) opening game to tomorrow's scheduled game two. According to reports, inclement weather has been cited as the reason for the change, although some media outlets claim Michelle Obama's possible appearance at the game was cause for the adjustment.
"Staging for the performance could adversely impact the field if it is wet, creating damaged and unsafe playing conditions," a statement received from Major League Baseball/Office of the Commissioner read. The entire New York area is enduring a steady rain that began yesterday and could dump as much as two inches of water today before clearing out of the area before tonight's scheduled 8:07PM first pitch. It's also possible that a changing weather pattern could force a postponement of game one of the World Series.
Either way, when Jay and Alicia perform on Thursday, baseball fans will be treated to the hip-hop star's 'Empire State of Mind,' off his album, 'Blueprint 3,' when the two New York natives take the field in the Bronx.
In related news, The BoomBox caught up with Jay-Z on Monday to get the rap icon's prediction for the World Series outcome.
"I actually predicted Yankees in six," Jay-Z told the BoomBox of his team's American Conference League Series win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. "So, I'm like Jigga the Greek," he joked, referencing late sportscaster 'Jimmy the Greek' Snyder.
Donning his signature New York Yankees baseball cap, Jay went on to give his official World Series prediction: "I'm gonna take the Yankees in seven ... Dramatic A-Rod walk off at the end of the game, redeeming him for all the times the paper and media vilified him and ... that's specific enough?"