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Jay Z and Beyonce kick off Super Bowl festivities

Jay-Z  Performs on the Evening Before the Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce is making Super Bowl weekend performances something of a habit.

A year after performing for the big game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Beyonce performed for a smaller crowd Saturday night as Jay Z brought his wife out for a surprise cameo during his concert for DirecTV's "Super Saturday Night" party on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Dressed in a slinky black lace dress, Beyonce sang her hit "Drunk In Love," which, of course, her superstar husband guest stars on. As he rapped, she danced in his face, and when the smoldering song ended, the two embraced, and shared a kiss.

It was arguably the highlight of Jay Z's electric set, which lasted for more than an hour as he delivered hit after hit, from recent songs like "Holy Grail" and "Tom Ford" to songs deep in his catalog, including "Big Pimpin'" and "99 Problems."

He warned the audience he would not tolerate non-engagement.

"I want y'all to know y'all at a rock 'n' roll show, not an (expletive) board meeting," he told the crowd, which included boldface names like Kate Upton, Jamie Foxx, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Chris Tucker and Aaron Paul. "I need y'all to loosen the (expletive) up!"

The crowd largely obliged, waving their hands and flashing his trademark "Roc" sign as Jay Z, dressed casually in a knit cap and black outfit, got them rapping along to his hits; he even orchestrated a crowd surfing moment.

This is the second time Jay-Z has performed at DirecTV's Super Bowl eve party; last year, he joined frequent collaborator Justin Timberlake as the two performed their hit "Suit and Tie."

Jay Z was the biggest performer of the pre-Super Bowl bashes in New York, which featured musical performances around the city in the days leading up to Sunday's game. Saturday's performances around New York included the Foo Fighters and Zac Brown at the Bud Light Hotel (a docked cruise ship), Drake at Diddy's Revolt kickoff and Kendrick Lamar at the Maxim party - his third performance in the last two days.

The actual Super Bowl entertainment will be Bruno Mars performing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at halftime; opera singer Renee Fleming is to sing the national anthem while Queen Latifah will perform "America the Beautiful."

As far as the actual game, the Denver Broncos will face the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

See which celebrities turned up to see Jay Z and Beyonce kick off Super Bowl weekend in our gallery.

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Beamfit February 02 2014 at 2:20 PM

I like her

but WHY WHY WHY every day does every thing she does have to be in the news? It's over kill...she is EVERYWHERE ...too much

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Geri Beamfit February 02 2014 at 3:43 PM

You are aware that she doesn't write the story. You guys stop reading and making comments about them, they will stop writting about her.

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Norman February 02 2014 at 5:29 PM

I grew up on the beginning of sporting events and in elementary school singing the Star Spangled
Banner. The song is to respect the Country & Flag and as so- we stood atattention, some times with our right hand over our heart. The Star Spangled BAnner is not to be a a rock & roll show, or
to see who could change the way it was meant through the manner they sing it. This country allowed them to rise to the position they are- Reward it with total respect

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lam975 February 03 2014 at 8:24 AM

I am so sick of these two. Like anyone wants to see them groping each other and rubbing all over one another.......good grief....get a room! They are disgusting.

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chicobombico February 03 2014 at 7:28 AM

Why did they have a GREASED PIG CONTEST???

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olbzrd February 03 2014 at 6:26 AM

Who the hell cares if beyonce & what's his name lives or dies. What have they done for ANYONE ANYWHERE ? I'm SICK of "celebritries" & who they think they are.

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Tom February 03 2014 at 5:10 AM

Bruno Mars has more talent in his pinkie finger than Jay Z and Beyoncé combined.

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Liz February 02 2014 at 5:29 PM

They are both very annoying. So over them

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Shootrcurt February 03 2014 at 6:25 AM

Glad I missed that!!! beyonccrap is nasty no talent b#%$h

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ANGELIA February 03 2014 at 5:52 AM

Isn't there anyone else? thank God i didn't watch it!

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solah7 February 02 2014 at 5:33 PM

there very rich and money can buy anything !!!!!!!!!!!

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