Rumors have been flying around Twitter today that Jay-Z would be playing a surprise "secret show" in the heart of Bushwick this afternoon. Various outlets tweeted and reported that Jay-Z would perform before the VMA's at 421 Troutman Street along with Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, which sounded pretty far-fetched to us, but who knows, Jay-Z is into weird stuff these days. It's been a couple hours, and Revolt TV has retracted their initial announcement, but hundreds of people have been crowded there just in case.
If anything changes and Jay-Z does materialize, we'll update and eat our shoe. But until then, watch as anticipation curdles into despair and disappointment in the photos and tweets below.
— noeltitus (@noeltitus) August 24, 2013
Troutman St is shut down in Bushwick right now cuz of a rumor of Jay-Z & Beyonce doing a random pop up concert. #random
— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) August 24, 2013
Five cop cars have Troutman blocked off for the "secret" Jay Z show in Bushwick. pic.twitter.com/LRa51ojC7F
— Camilla Mayer (@cvmayer) August 24, 2013
Spent all afternoon in Bushwick waiting for Beyonce, Jay-Z, and JT to play on this rooftop but they never showed up so now I'm getting drunk
— ash (@ashleyglynn) August 24, 2013
what I hope most about this Jay Z in Bushwick rumor is that The Bodega is making bank
— Joshua M Rayner (@joshuamrayner) August 24, 2013
Secret Jay Z show is actually the Gathering of the Juggalos 2.0 Bushwick edition
— Alexandria Lorenz (@AlexLorenz) August 24, 2013
The Jay Z Secret Show on Troutman has become Bushwick's "Waiting For Godot"
— Jared W. Adams (@MayorOfBushwick) August 24, 2013
— Sarah Cates (@icantbecleaned) August 24, 2013
— Timothy Murray (@allTIMit) August 24, 2013
Wow, thanks @Beyonce and Jay-Z for wasting everyone's time in Bushwick today. Rumors of a show should have been debunked by your reps.
— Jessie Richardson (@jess_richardson) August 24, 2013