First of all, let me apologize for using the word ‘panties’ in the title. It’s a word I try to avoid in day to day life, and there I go just plastering it atop this website that we all read together, like I’m some kind of circus freak. The thing is, it’s really the only word adequate to describe what happens when Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake combine their dulcet tones in a sultry web of duets. It’s not cute enough that ovaries explode, or intellectual enough that minds are blown…it very specifically causes the panties of human creatures to spontaneously combust. There’s no other way to talk about it.
At the Yahoo! Wireless Festival in London yesterday, Jay-Z was starting his song ‘Holy Grail’ when he was suddenly and miraculously joined onstage by Jessica Biel‘s current husband but maybe not for long, JT himself. It’s hard to see exactly when he steps into the light, but just know that his appearance was heralded at around sixteen seconds in by what I assume is a pair of panties thrown jubilantly up into the air in the left hand corner of the video. See for yourself.
Either way, it’s a fun video of one of the greatest BFF-ships in the business, and the song itself is actually pretty good. Not that I had any doubt of that, but when you start getting full of yourself to the extent that you decide lip-synching to your own song for six hours in a museum is worthy of the designation of ‘art’, I start to get a little worried, y’know?
(Image: Tyrone Beckford