Photos: Jay Z Hits The Paddock And Performs At Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Jay Z touched down in the Middle East this week. Hov was in town to help kickoff the 5th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Yas Island, Formula 1’s only twilight race that takes place Nov. 3. Before his concert, Jigga hit the F1 paddock to get an inside look of the race, billed as the Middle East’s biggest sporting event.

Known for rapping about his ’99 Problems,’ the Brooklyn rapper hit a technical glitch later when the power went out 20 minutes into his set. Once the problem was fixed, Jay Z took the stage again and fired up the crowd. Check out his performance of “Empire State of Mind” below and photos of him on the Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit in the gallery ahead.