Jay Z is in an Empire State of Mind.
He sounded the call to end world poverty as he performed Saturday before thousands in New York's Central Park. Jay Z headlined Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn, where Beyonce surprised the audience by joining her husband on stage.
He told the crowd — many of whom earned free tickets by volunteering — to support the Global Citizen Festival's movement to end poverty by 2030.
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No Doubt, Sting, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, Tiesto, fun. and The Roots also performed.
The Global Citizen Festival coincided with a U.N. General Assembly meeting.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were among the world leaders who attended in support of the anti-poverty campaign.