Kanye and Jay-Z Rock MoMA Charity Event

’Ye treats crowd to surprise Jay-Z performance.

Posted: 05/11/2011 09:08 PM EDT
Filed Under Jay-Z, Kanye West

Kanye West

Kanye West gave audience members a special treat last night. While performing an hour-long set at the Museum of Modern Art’s annual charity event Party in the Garden, he invited Jay-Z to the stage to perform “H.A.M” and “Empire State of Mind.” Watch videos here.

Kanye also thanked fans for sticking by him, according to HipHopDX.com: “Thank you for coming out. Thank you for loving me when they told you not to love me. Every bone in my body, I give it all to you…I’m sorry for y’all up there who ever had to argue for me. I’m sorry I put you through that —I just can’t sit down and listen to this bullshit over and over. They say I’m racist, but how can I be racist, I fuck with so many difference faces. They say I’m such a bad person until they meet me in person. They try to make me run away, but tonight, New York City, they can hear us five blocks away. Do you know what it feels like to be hated, when the nicest thing someone can say is that I don’t believe what people say about you? One day the real will rise to the top. One day, one day all will be perfect. I’m sorry for when I fucked up. I’m sorry for my ego. Nobody is perfect. You gotta realize I lost my mind. You make me feel so good. And I know she’s looking down right now."

(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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