Right, ‘Ye Performed, Too: Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye Do “Run This Town” on Leno


This performance was to be a bit more of an event before Jay-z upstaged it with his own televised concert with these two on Friday night, and then Kanye really upstaged it with what you might call his own solo performance on Sunday, and then Jay Leno’s show was revealed to be the exact same garbage show it was before, but all three things also give the version they do here a bit of extra pathos, and it’s a surprisingly good one. Frankly, we’re surprised Jay-Z is even letting himself be seen in the same room as Kanye right now–but maybe record promotion is record promotion, no matter what kind of silent treatment you’re giving your little brother when the cameras go off.