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Jay-Z set to rap duet with Coldplay in Paralympics' closing ceremony

American rap star Jay-Z is set to perform in the closing ceremony of London Paralympic Games 2012. Jay-Z, 42, will possibly be putting up a duet with British rock band Coldplay in the grand event, and entertain an estimated audience of one billion worldwide.

music Updated: Sep 04, 2012 14:26 IST

American rap star Jay-Z is set to perform in the closing ceremony of London Paralympic Games 2012.

Jay-Z, 42, will possibly be putting up a duet with British rock band Coldplay in the grand event, and entertain an estimated audience of one billion worldwide.

"Jay-Z and Chris Martin are close friends so he helped to get the rapper on board. They are putting together a spectacular set list, one likely to include a duet," the Daily Mirror quoted a source, as saying.

Jay-Z, who headlined Radio 1's Hackney Weekend earlier this summer, is the latest big name to join the show, after last week pop star Rihanna was learnt to be performing in the Paralympics's closing ceremony.

She is expected to sing the collaboration track 'Princess Of China' with Coldplay as part of the gig based on a theme of earth, wind, water, fire and ice, the report said.

Rihanna, 24, is also expected to belt out her hit music track, 'Umbrella', it added.