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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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Norm February 03 2014 at 9:38 PM

Think Beyonce going right in the beginning of the Grammy's was wrong. Some people are trying to teach their children morals, this came on early enough where kids saw some of this. Should have been a warning, but it is sad that the Grammy's do not have the class it used to have.

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spotapony February 03 2014 at 10:27 AM

Beyonce and JayZ are not a class act. Quit including them in the big shows. I'm sick of them.

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Rich February 03 2014 at 9:51 AM

Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy tooooo many of those folks on tv now......really has degraded tons of shows.

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Rich February 03 2014 at 9:49 AM

Really nasty woman. eeewwwwwwwwwwww

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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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rutch8 February 03 2014 at 8:08 AM

she dances like a stripper thats why men like her!

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frozenbull February 03 2014 at 7:57 AM

The Superbowl was Sunday night . Who cares about Saturday . Go Broncos !!!! Whoops my mistake .

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chicobombico February 03 2014 at 7:28 AM

Why did they have a GREASED PIG CONTEST???

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DJ Torch February 03 2014 at 7:06 AM

Some of these comments show a level of immaturity which is pretty disgusting. If you don't like the Article just say you don't like the Article. Don't start talking crap about people you don't even know. They did nothing to you and yet you behave as if they took your first born. This is freakin' sad.

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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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