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Jay-Z learnt to perform live by watching Bono

Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 10:29 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington (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.

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