Jay-Z leaving Nobu Berkeley restaurant in London, England (July 23rd 2009)

Rapper Jay-Z can be seen here leaving London’s Nobu Berkeley restaurant Thursday night (Jul 23), having stopped by for a late dinner. He exited the eatery via the backdoor in an attempt to avoid the paparazzi. Looks like that little plan didn’t work out!

In other Jay-Z news, it was reported this morning that he will be replacing the Beastie Boys at All Points West Festival this Friday (Jul 31). The former Def Jam CEO be acting as the headliner filling in for the Beastie Boys after the group was forced to cancel following an announcement that Adam Yauch had been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer.

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