T.I. was many of the superstars in attendance at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Sheraton Time Square on Saturday (Jan 28).
JAY was given the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Award. While Hov, as he always does, captivated and charmed the crowd with honesty and insightful perspective, Alicia Keys paid homage to the Jiggaman with a music tribute.
"It was phenomenal evening," Tip said after the show. Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx and Cardi B were also among the high profile attendees.
"We celebrated one of the greatest artists, musicians, greatest people of our time, Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter," he continued. "It was a great evening. Alicia Keys did a great job. It was an amazing evening with a bunch of people we all came up in the business and we celebrated a guy that exceeded expectations all the time."
During his time on stage, JAY said he and other artists have to continue to keep making positive and groundbreaking impact.
"In this industry, the things we uphold and we love and we treasure that we respect, we have to get involved," JAY stated. "I stand here on the shoulders of all the beautiful people. I see my man Puff there. He inspired me to do what I do today. So all of the people that came before us, it is our duty to make sure that not only are we making the greatest art but that we're upholding important things and [supporting] each other. So I'm very humbled and I'm super appreciative to The Academy and everybody here tonight."