Watch The Throne Takes On Europe!

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Datwon Thomas / May 21, 2012

While we were over here wondering who was going to get a game up in the NBA playoffs, the real ballers were taking over the Brits with hits from their storied hip-hop careers and collab album Watch The Throne. Starting off with a bang, the duo of Jay-Z & Kanye West tore the roof off the O2 arena in London this weekend with shows that covered pretty much everything that did in the states. But with the American flag the backdrop to the festivities makes the showcase even more impressive. Two U.S. rappers, rhyming about being black, rich and um…in Paris, is no small feat when it is actually their real life.

Mega celebs were in attendance for the tour’s first two nights on Friday, May 18th and Sunday May 20th. Spike Lee caught a candid stage shot (above pic) of the fellas from backstage. Their lil’ sis Rihanna also snapped the twosome from backstage looking out to the crowd. New artist, Theophilus London (no pun intended) got the hottest shot of Kanye DJ’n in his dressing room for friends and family. If you happen to be in the international airspace over the next month or two, check the rest of the tour’s dates here.

Bonus: Watch Rihanna perform with her big brothers on the tour here!