From left: Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye West
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The Sept. 14 launch of the new prime-time The Jay Leno Show
will not only bring a leaner, meaner host – who recently dropped 12 lbs.
– but a hip guest roster of Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
, NBC has announced.
The R&B trio – considered the top names in the genre – are scheduled to perform "Run This Town" from Jay-Z's latest album, The Blueprint 3
For Rihanna, the appearance will mark one of her first major public performances since the February assault
against her by her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown, whose sentencing
has been rescheduled for Aug. 27.
– Stephen M. Silverman