Oprah and Jay-Z
sittin' on TV
So Oprah was in town Tuesday night, performing her show before a throng of crazed fans on Michigan Avenue. Just 3-4 blocks away, and about 3-4 hours later, superstar rapper Jay-Z was performing his show before a select throng of crazed fans at a promotional event in the House of Blues. It's not the first time in recent weeks the two moguls have been in each other's orbit.
Last months, some photos crept onto the Web of Jay-Z and O hanging out in some Brooklyn projects. Turns out the connection was for an interview for an upcoming edition of O magazine -- but now that same interview, which was videotaped, will be aired on an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Sept. 24.
Asked what they were doing in the projects, Jay-Z told an NYC radio station: ""I brought her around there really for the neighborhood. 'Cause a lot of times, when you see people or you hear about Oprah Winfrey, she seems almost untouchable. When I saw her, it was shocking to me. So I know how that feels, to see someone on TV and hear their name and know they're so hugely successful. They seem unattainable ... but for them to be around the way and for kids to just see that."
Word has it Rihanna was also present for the chat.
"There was a lot of people out there," Jay-Z said. "It was Oprah, you know? You don't want people to come snatch her up. [There was] like secret service and helicopters all around."