Crossing over from the world of hip-hop to the big screen, Jay-Z attended the premiere of “The Great Gatsby” at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City on Wednesday (May 1).
The “99 Problems” rapper hit the red carpet in a finely-tailored suit, and got a chance to try his hand at scoring the soundtrack in the Baz Luhrmann-directed adaptation.
In addition to hi contribution, the 43-year-old husband of Beyoncé Knowles contributed his track, “100$ Bill” to the movie”s album.
In an interview with MTV News, one of the film”s stars, Carey Mulligan, admitted that she expects to get a bit starstruck upon meeting Mr. Carter, sharing, “I”ve been told he might come to the premiere, and I”m freaking out. Because he”s the one person I”m going to meet and have no idea how to talk to. I”ve never met him. I”m genuinely nervous already. He”s just this huge, like, genius. And I never in a million years thought I”d be in a Baz Luhrmann film with Leonardo DiCaprio, but with a soundtrack by Jay-Z Yeah, it”s pretty amazing.”