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Jay-Z prevailed over Mayor Bloomberg’s earlier decision to cancel his outdoor performance atop the Ed Sullivan theater marquee for his David Letterman appearance this Friday, by moving it from the marquee to the more private rooftop, thus avoiding a Drake-crush…At Tuesdays rehearsal, Jay and Eminem ran through “Renegade” for the small audience. Its the Real tweeted this above photo, and RR and another attendee caught video footage. (EDIT: According to Nation, the rehearsal and actual taping both took place on Monday. The performance will be aired during Friday’s “Late Show”)

Watch Jay-Z and Eminem perform “Renegade,” Jay perform “On to the Next One,” and Lisa Evers/FoxNews talk to Diddy and Hov…
after the jump…


My Hot97 coworker Lisa Evers reported from the rehearsal and explained how Jay-Z got around the original ban on the outdoor show…


Jay-Z performs “On to the Next One” (via RapRadar)


Jay-Z and Eminem performing “Renegade” (via RocksOffYC)


Diddy was also at the show “as a fan,” and talked to Lisa Evers.