Beyonce’s final show of her Formation World Tour featured plenty of surprises onstage, but backstage had plenty of moments as well. One in particular was the reunion of the original Murder Inc. crew – Jay Z, Ja Rule and DMX.
Thanks to DJ Khaled, he was able to make this epic reunion happen backstage at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Friday (Oct. 7). According to reports, Rule, Hov, and X shared a laugh and a long conversation.
If you don’t recall, back in 1999, music industry veteran Irv Gotti came up with the idea to form a rap supergroup. The three main superstars at that time was Jay Z, Ja Rule and DMX. The Murder Inc. buzz started with the classic XXL issue with the rap trifecta featured on the front cover and back of the magazine. They also released their collaborative songs, “Murdergram” and “It’s Murda.”
An album was supposed to be in the works. And then, nothing. According to Irv, egos and scheduling conflicts led to the kibosh on the whole rap supergroup idea.
On Saturday (Oct. 8), Irv posted a response to the now viral photo of the trio at Bey’s Formation World Tour.
“When they all together like that, that s— be powerful,” he wrote on Instagram. “And to think what would have happened if we did that album. With me and swiss making the music. Scary. Would have been HIP HOP AT ITS FINEST.”
There were plenty of other rap superstars attending Beyonce’s final concert. Rappers T.I., Papoose and Remy Ma and Fetty Wap were all in the building.
Check out the photos below.
First things first. B's boots are insanely dope. Lol. Next thing… Follow my snap: Kodaklens. Lol The Final day of the Formation World Tour was nothing short of Epic. The Jay, X and Ja reunion.. Wow. New artist like A Boogie & Young M. A. came through and blessed us. Not to mention Ma$e, DJ Mustard & Fetty Wop joined us for the 1st time as well and killed it. Thanks to The LOX too. This pic may seem random but the people in it are certainly not. It happened right before we exited MetLife stadium at 1am or something still on a high from the show. The artist in this pic like T.I., Remy and August came to several shows, held us down and performed just for the love. As did all the others. You can't buy that. The We The Best Team including Justin from Roc is in here as well who held Khaled down. DJ Nasty kept it together on the turntables even though we never followed the show script. Lol. Ivan for capturing the historic moments. Terrel & Smokes kept Khaled fresh to death. My brother, Jay, who we can't thank enough for standing on the side of the stage for every show and coached Khaled & I through the performances. He also took a pic with EVERY guest artist that came through. Lol. Applaud him for that. Steve Pamon, Melissa & Larry from Parkwood for making sure we were good!!!! Anyway, I'm not tryin to do any long dumb thank you speech. It's important for me to point out and thank those who work hard and deserve it. They often aren't acknowledged or applauded cause they're behind the scenes. Khaled, they said we couldn't do it. We showed them better than we could tell them. Kiko, I'm sick you not in this. I feel like I just came off a Michael Jackson tour. Lol. Beyonce is 1 of the greatest to ever do it.. Ever! Love you, B. Thanks!!! #TheFormationWorldTour #Beyonce #DJKhaled #WeTheBest #RocNation #Parkwood #Lemonade captured by @andrewwhitey