Date: November 2007

What happened? During his show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Jay-Z brought out Lil Wayne to perform “Hello Brooklyn 2.0.” He then allowed Lil Wayne to get into “Duffle Bag Boy.” During the performance Wayne pointed to Jay-Z yelling, “The best rapper alive,” and then back to himself with the words, “The next rapper in line.”

Complex says: Wayne once again deferred to Jay, but as usual he did so while also volunteering himself as the heir to the throne. This was perhaps as close as the two had ever been, both physically or otherwise.