Jay-Z joined pal Chris Martin onstage for the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Paralympics.
Hitting the stage with Coldplay, Jay-Z rapped verses while the band performed their hit single ‘Paradise.’
Martin and his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, are close friends with Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé Knowles.
Paltrow and her 2 children signed a group birthday card for Beyoncé for her 31st birthday on September 4.
Paltrow signed the handwritten note, which was published on the singer’s website, which reads: “For dear, sweet BB on the occasion of her 31st birthday… we love you so very much.”
Jay-Z gave shout-outs to athletes Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte, and Serena Williams during the performance.
He explained the added verses on his website, writing, “The thought behind the verse is, anyone with a disability, just wants a sense of normality – that’s why they’re competing in these games.”
Jay- Z continued: “It can relate to everybody. ‘You can take everything,’ means whether through some tragedy you lost a limb, like an arm or a leg. Or, it could be something like you lost the mortgage to your house. That’s pretty much the idea.”
Rihanna also played at the closing ceremony, performing her hit, ‘We Found Love.’
Watch Jay-Z and Coldplay perform at the 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony below: