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It's All Good In The Hood: Jay Z Meets With Philly Mayor Before Hitting The Stage With Beyonce In The City Of Brotherly Love

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It's all good! Jay Z and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney have made up after the Made In America Festival drama. Also, The Carters brought their "On The Run II" Tour in Philly last night. Everything inside...

Everything is all good between Jay Z and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, thankfully. And since everything is all good in the hood, the Made In America Festival will go down in its original location for years to come.

It was up in the air on whether or not Hov's Made In America Festival would return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway following this year's event. The annual festival has been held at that location since 2012, however the city was trying to shut it down.

In an open letter published in The Philly Inquirer, Mr. Carter accused the mayor of "evicting" him and the festival, but, the mayor eventually had a change of heart.

A few days ago, it was confirmed that the Made In America Festival will continue to be held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway for "years to come." After both Roc Nation and Mayor Kenney released a joint statement confirming the news, Hov and Mayor Kenney linked up for a meeting before the "On The Run II" Tour stopped in the City of Brotherly Love last night:

 

 

“We are happy to announce the Made in America festival will continue at the heart of the Philadelphia, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for many years to come," Desiree Perez, Chief Operating Officer, Roc Nation said via press release. "After a candid and constructive discussion with the Mayor, we are confident any miscommunication is corrected, and we are proactively addressing any concerns. We are committed to bringing the best experience possible to Philadelphians and all music lovers as well as the continuing prosperity of the city.”

“I am greatly appreciative of everything that Made in America has done for the City of Philadelphia and I remain committed to its continued success," said Mayor Kenney. "The Made in America festival belongs in Philadelphia – the birthplace of our country – and I’m optimistic that we can turn an unfortunate misunderstanding into a positive outcome and even stronger event. I look forward to working with Roc Nation and Live Nation, and maintaining this Philadelphia tradition for years to come.”

 

The Made In America Festival will go down September 1st & 2nd where Nicki Minaj and Post Malone will headline. Meek Mill, Janelle Monae, Miguel and more are also hitting the stage. More deets HERE.

After meeting with the mayor, Hov hit the stage with his wife Beyonce, who changed her hairstyle - bringing the braided ponytail back to the stage:

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#OTRII Philadelphia ! __ #beyonce

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#OTRII Philadelphia ! _ #beyonce

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And Bey was cutting up something serious on stage: 

 

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Ha!

 

Photos: Mayor Kinney's Twitter/Beyonce.com

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