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Jay-Z to perform at Paralympics closing

2012-09-04 18:52
Los Angeles - Jay-Z will perform at the Paralympics Closing Ceremony.

The rapper is set to join Coldplay and his protégé Rihanna at the event in London on Sunday after the British band's frontman Chris Martin approached him.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Jay-Z and Chris Martin are close friends so he helped to get the rapper on board.

"They are putting together a spectacular set list - one likely to include a duet.

"It's going to be one hell of a show and fans of both artists will be trying to get tickets."

'The most successful Paralympics ever'

The source added: "The Paralympics has exceeded all expectation and, like the rest of the world, Jay-Z has been blown away by their bravery and athleticism.

"This will be a concert like no other and a fantastic end to what has been the most successful Paralympics ever."

Speaking previously about the event, Chris said the band were "honoured" to have been chosen.

He explained: "Being asked to play at the closing celebrations for the Paralympic athletes in London is such a great honour for us. Kim Gavin and Misty Buckley are working hard to put on a spectacular Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony for the athletes and spectators in the stadium, and everyone watching around the world, and we are so happy to be involved."

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