Jay-Z ded­i­cates song to Colin Kaeper­nick at NYC con­cert

The Arizona Republic - - SPORTS -

Jay-Z per­formed his first head­lin­ing con­cert in three years in his home­town of New York City on Fri­day, a show that fea­tured his pop­u­lar hits and a ded­i­ca­tion to out­spo­ken NFL player Colin Kaeper­nick.

The Brook­lyn rap­per kicked off the first of three days of the Mead­ows Mu­sic and Arts Fes­ti­val at Citi Field in Queens, per­form­ing a 90-minute set that in­cluded his well-known songs as well as po­lit­i­cal moments.

“I want to ded­i­cate this song to Colin Kaeper­nick tonight,” Jay-Z said of “The Story of O.J.,” a song about black­ness and manag­ing money that also ref­er­ences O.J. Simp­son.

Kaeper­nick be­came a po­lar­iz­ing fig­ure among NFL fans for his de­ci­sion to sit, and then kneel, dur­ing the na­tional an­them last sea­son to protest po­lice bru­tal­ity.

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