By: Jodi Phillips
There’s something about the Magna Carter World Tour that has Jay Z in great spirits. Not only is he selling out arenas across the country but now he’s giving teens a chance to show off what they’re made of on stage during his shows. This time it was 19-year-old Monique Burrell who had a shot at rap redemption during Jay Z’s Chicago concert on January 9, 2014.
Just last week, HOV let another fan have the night of his life when he invited 12-year-old Justin from Maryland on stage to rap along with the track “The Clique”. Now Burrell, who goes by the stage name MoBoTheGreat, had a chance to upstage the superstar rapper when she laid down a verse of her own during the middle of the show.
Jay Z noticed the 19-year-old standing in the front row and holding a sign that read “when I was 16 I rapped on this stage with you. I’m 19 now and I’m ready.” Burrell rapped with Jay Z in 2009 when he toured in support of his eleventh studio album Blueprint 3.
“Before I rap I just want to say, I rapped on stage with this man right here at the Blueprint 3 concert when I was 16,” she said as Jay Z handed her the microphone. As the audience clapped, Burrell broke out into a rap verse that had everyone cheering… including Jay Z himself.
Watch as MoBoTheGreat breaks it down in Chicago:
According to TMZ, Burrell was approached after the show by Jay Z’s team for her phone number and contact information.
The Magna Carter World Tour continues through the end of January with a stop in the DMV on January 16.