Liza Minnelli acted as “unofficial emcee” at Jay-Z’s benefit show on Monday night

The rapper performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Liza was also in attendance. The legendary actress-and-singer caused a stir as she arrived on the red carpet in a full-length fur coat, revealing black dress and impressive diamond necklace.She then helped to warm up the crowd inside the venue, before Jay-Z took to the stage.“Liza Minnelli played unofficial emcee Monday night at Jay-Z’s show-stopping Carnegie Hall benefit,”.“The Cabaret diva was spotted walking to the concert hall’s stage before Jay began his show, waving to the crowd and calling out, ‘Hello, New York!’”

Liza and Jay-Z were also spotted backstage as they posed for a photograph together.The rapper’s wife Beyoncé Knowles made her first post-pregnancy appearance to support him on Monday.Jay-Z ensured it would be a night to remember by performing with Alicia Keys and also giving a rendition of Glory – the song he wrote for his new baby daughter Blue Ivy.The star had spotted some fans cheering enthusiastically throughout the concert, so decided to surprise them by going up to their balcony box to see them.“There were these two banker-looking dudes who Jay just kept pointing to all night, feeling their energy,” a source told the publication. “So he just went up there. They were freaking out.”Jay-Z then performed a medley of his biggest hits as he stood on a seat, before returning to the stage.The concert was held to raise money for his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and The United Way of New York City, which gives talented students financial assistance to attend college.

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