It was a special night in Brooklyn yesterday when Jay-Z opened the Barclays Center with a sold-out concert that kicked off a string of upcoming performances. The stadium is the new home of Jay-Z's Brooklyn Nets basketball team, and he shared on stage, "I want to thank you, Brooklyn, New York City, for making me the man I am today. Like I said, everybody's from Brooklyn tonight." The celebration continued when Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé Knowles, partied postshow at the D'Usse VIP lounge inside the venue. Jay-Z and Beyoncé launched the special D'Usse cognac with a bash at NYC's La Marina restaurant earlier this week.