There's a bunch of different aspects that go into making a performance memorable. Of course, the artist and the songs, but also things like lights and stage backgrounds really add to it.
Well, this is one for the books. While Jay Z was performing on stage, he used a familiar looking background.
Is that Nicki Minaj's mugshot?
Yes, it is! You also may have seen the mugshots of Left Eye, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent.
The mugshots share an inspirational message that even when you're at your lowest you can become something great.
And of course, because Jay Z is a classy guy, he asked each of the artists personally if he could use their photos.