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(ANI): Hip-hop artist Jay-Z has revealed that he became adept at
performing live only after watching Irish singer Bono"s stage
performance. Jay-Z, 39, admits that he used to be a “horrible
performer", and that it was only after hours of studying footage of
Bono in concert for tips that he improved his own stage shows.
“These days, I"m the s**t, but I used to be a horrible
performer. I was terrible," Contactmusic quoted him as saying. “I"m
not really an animated guy so I had to figure out a way how to
convey my message and talk to people in compact movements, all the
while, being entertaining. There is a very thin line between not
moving and being boring.
“Bono knows how to exaggerate his movements and he knows how to
have that conversation, without moving around much. He"s a dynamic
performer," he added.