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Jay-Z Thanks Philly Mayor for Keeping Made in America Festival in Prime Location

By TheBlast Staff

Jay-Z and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Denney hashed out their differences on Monday night in a special VIP lounge before the rapper took to the stage to perform with his wife Beyoncé.

According to our sources, Jigga and Denney met for 10 minutes at the D’USSE Lounge, located backstage at Lincoln Financial Field. Denney was there his wife and his daughters, who attended the show as VIP guests.

We're told during the meeting, Jay-Z expressed his appreciation for the mayor’s help in keeping the Made in America festival on the Philadelphia Parkway. The mayor’s daughters were extremely excited to meet Jay, who took photos with Kenney and his family before returning to his dressing room.

Jay-Z wrote an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer a few weeks back slamming the city for trying to move the concert. The city later reversed course and said the festival would remain in the iconic location.

During the meeting, we're told Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin stopped and also briefly chatted with Kenney and Jay about improving criminal justice reform efforts in the greater Philadelphia area, stemming from Meek Mill’s unjust incarceration.

Rubin later watched the concert with Meek – and Meek’s son, Papi – from the D’USSE VIP Riser area.

The concert was also the scene of a Roc-a-Fella reunion: Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Neef Buck, Young Guru, and Young Chris (not pictured) all met up together after the show for the first time in a while.

Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Neef Buck, Young Chris

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