Jay-Z & Rihanna Headline BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

Published On June 25, 2012 | Celebrities, Music News

This past weekend, BBC Radio 1 held it’s annual Hackney Weekend in London, England and while the fans lined up in the hundreds of thousands, major acts like Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora hit the stage along with Jay-Z, who headlined the event on Saturday (June 23rd) and Rihanna, who headlined on Sunday (June 24th).

Jay-Z’s performance was a sight to behold as he shocked with hits like ‘Jigga What, Jigga Who’, ’99 Problems’ and ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ Later on in his set, he was joined on stage by Rihanna to perform ‘Run This Town’ along with MIA for an epic performance of ‘Paper Planes and ‘Bad Girls.’ Hov’s best special guest was his Watch The Throne partner Kanye West who hit the stage with him for a five track set from the album performing ‘Otis,’ ‘Who’s Gonna Stop Me,’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘ Lift Off’ and ‘N*ggas In Paris.’

Nicki Minaj strolled through in a surprising black ensemble to perform her pop it single ‘Starships’ along with ‘Beez In The Trap’ and ‘Right By My Side’ along with old hits such as ‘Super Bass’ and ‘Moment For Life.’ Roc Nation signee Rita Ora also jumped on stage in a pajama like ensemble to perform ‘R.I.P.’ and ‘How We Do.’

Hackney Weekend 2012 had much more in store for concertgoers as Nero performed ‘Promises’ and Calvin Harris rocked the stage with ‘Feel So Close.’ Lana Del Rey gave a sultry performance of ‘Video Games’ while Jessie J hyped it up with ‘Domino’ and Azealia Banks turned up the heat with ‘212.’

Rihanna headlined the second day of the weekend in a rockstar like ensemble as she heated things up on her Egyptian themed stage. She performed hits such as ‘Only Girl,’ ‘Disturbia’ ‘What’s My Name’ and ‘Man Down’ from her previous albums along with ‘Birthday Cake,’ ‘Where Have You Been,’ Talk That Talk’ and ‘We Found Love’ from her latest LP. She also made the debut performance of ‘Cockiness.’

Watch Jay-Z’s Full Set Below:

Watch Rihanna’s Full Set Below:

Watch Rita Ora’s Full Set Below:

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Full Set Below:

Watch Part 1 Of Lana Del Rey’s Set Below:

Watch Part 2 Of Lana Del Rey’s Set Below:

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Watch Part 4 Of Lana Del Rey’s Set Below:

Watch Jessie J Perform ‘Domino’ Below:

Watch Swedish House Mafia Perform ‘Greyhound’ Below:

Watch Calvin Harris Perform ‘Feel So Good’ Below:

Watch Azealia Banks Perform ‘212’ Below:

Photo Credit: Hackney Weekend 2012.

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