Jay-Z Rocks Kaepernick Jersey While Performing With Damian Marley on 'SNL'

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20:  Jay Z performs onstage during the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour presented by Ciroc Vodka And Live Nation at Barclays Center on May 20, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation)

Jay-Z Rocks Kaepernick Jersey While Performing With Damian Marley on 'SNL'

Previously, he dedicated a song to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.

Published October 1, 2017

Last night (September 30), Saturday Night Live premiered with a bang as Jay-Z opened up the 43rd season in style, literally.

Hov wasn’t rocking the latest designer fashion in a stylist’s sense. Instead, and in perhaps honor for this Sunday’s slate of games, decided to wear a black Colin Kaepernick jersey for the occasion.

Alongside Damian Marley, Jay performed “Bam” off his now-critically acclaimed 4:44 album. He also trotted out a stripped down version of “4:44” the record.

Saturday’s season premiere episode was hosted by Ryan Gosling. The musical performance was Jay-Z’s third in recent memory. At the beginning of the month, he rocked the stage at his own Budweiser Made in America Festival. He also co-headlined the Meadows Music and Arts Festival with a 90-minute set.

This is also the second time Hov has publicly shown his support for the now-blackballed NFL player. At The Meadows, he dedicated his performance of “The Story of O.J.” to Kaepernick.

Watch Jay-Z's performance on SNL below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation)

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