With the release of his widely praised album 4:44, Jay-Z has returned to the stage in his home turf of New York City in his first headlining concert in three years.
Throughout the Friday night show, Jay delivered several priceless moments, but the one that remains etched in attendees' minds is his dedication of one of his latest LP's most controversial cuts to NFL star Colin Kaepernick.
According to Page Six, Jigga kicked off the three day stint of the Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field in Queens, New York, by delivering a 90-minute set which saw him consign "The Story of O.J.," a track about Blackness and managing money to Kaepernick, the late Dick Gregory and anyone who's fought the good fight.
"I want to dedicate this song to Colin Kaepernick, tonight," he said. "I want to dedicate this to Dick Gregory. I want to dedicate this song to anyone that was held back and you overcame."
Take a look at the clip, below:
In recent years, Kaepernick has become a a figure of Black solidarity in sports, with some NFL fans even labeling him polarizing for his decision to kneel and sit during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.
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