After giving Philadelphia music fans a weekend to remember with her Made In America performance, Beyoncé, Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy Carter packed bags to fly overseas for Labor Day.
According to reports and photos circulating online, the music couple headed out to Spain for some holiday weekend relaxation.
The Carters spent Labor Day weekend at home and abroad. Following Beyoncé’s headlining set at Saturday’s Made in America festival in Philly, the jet-setting couple kicked back and enjoyed performances from Solange, Miguel, and Nine Inch Nails on Sunday. Hours later, they hopped a plane to Spain for some R&R. The famous family was seen boarding a yacht in Ibiza with Blue Ivy Beyoncé carried her adorable daughter in her arms as she strut up the ramp in her stilettos. Bey has a few more days to rest before she kicks off the Latin American leg of “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” on Sept. 8. (Rap-Up)
Bey dominated the opening Made In America night with performances of hit songs like “Run the World (Girls).”
Beyonce rocks out on stage wearing a brand new outfit to close the evening at the 2013 Budweiser Made in America Festival held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday evening (August 31) in Philadelphia, Penn. The 31-year-old entertainer performed her full Mrs. Carter Tour set for the crowd. The first two songs of her show – “Run the World (Girls)” and “End of Time” – were live streamed online. (Just Jared)
New York rapper A$AP Rocky unleashed an energetic live set when he finally hit the stage.
Hardly Rocky: Or A$AP. As Spin’s Christopher Weingarten pointed out on via Twitter, it should’ve been perfect for A$AP Rocky to play the Rocky Stage — the main stage of the festival, dubbed so because of its proximity to the steps leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art that Rocky Balboa famously scaled. But the rapper showed up for his set 23 minutes late, which hardly jibed with that whole as-soon-as-possible thing that his name implies. A$AP Rocky may have shown up with half a set, but the crowd of rapt teenagers roared at the conclusion of each of the four or five songs he played, proving that you can take the round with the right hit. (USA Today)
Iconic rap group Public Enemy graced the stage Saturday (August 31) with some political messages.
Made in America also generated its first political commentary via an electric set by veteran political firebrands Public Enemy, who spoke out on behalf of underfunded Philadelphia schools, against racism, and in support of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. The agit-rap hip-hop legends got off to a farcical start when Flavor Flav, infamous reality TV star and ace side man to Chuck D, grabbed a microphone and began doing a loud sound check – “Make some noiiiiise” – while Sande was performing nearby. Flav, who played bass on that song, switched to drums after Chuck D brought on Philadelphia original gangsta rapper Schoolly D – who was introduced as “the Mayor of Philadelphia” – for “PSK, What Does It Mean?” They clearly knew where they were. No cheesesteak patter here. (Philly)
Check out Beyoncé’s performance: