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Jay-Z rocks custom Colin Kaepernick jersey on 'Saturday Night Live' premiere

KC Orcutt

 // Oct 1, 2017

JAY-Z used his spotlight on Saturday Night Live last night (Sept. 30) to salute Colin Kaepernick, sporting a custom jersey in support of the still-unemployed quarterback and activist, complete with the number 7 and "Colin K." adorned on the back.

In true Hov form, he let the music do most of the talking, performing two cuts off his latest studio album, 4:44, with Damian Marley joining him for a rendition of "Bam," while someone in the background waved an Ethiopian flag throughout the performance.

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He also performed his latest album's title track, with many fans considering the song one of the storied emcee's most personal tracks to date.

For the stripped-down performance on SNL's 43rd season opener, JAY-Z wore a white t-shirt and stood alone on stage under dim lights, with the intimate and vulnerable moment feeling especially up close and personal, powerful and rare.

Well done, JAY-Z, well done.

Take a look at a snippet of JAY-Z's SNL performance, as well as see some fan reactions, below.

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