Colin Kaepernick gets support from Jay Z and Chris Rock

The legendary Brooklyn rapper performed his first show in NYC since 2014

The legendary Brooklyn rapper performed his first show in NYC since 2014

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 football player Colin Kaepernick.

Before performing his 4:44 track, "The Story of O.J.", he offered a special shout out to Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who caused controversy over his National Anthem protest of police brutality. Friday's performers include headliner Jay Z, Migos, Run the Jewels, 21 Savage, Joey Badass, Two Door Cinema Club, and Blood Orange. He also reportedly dedicated the song to late-comedian and civil rights activist, Dick Gregory. I want to dedicate this song to Dick Gregory.

Kaepernick has drawn both criticism and praise for his decision not to stand for the national anthem during some NFL games previous year.

Later, JAY brought out Bob Marley's son Damian for a rousing performance of "Bam".

Jay-Z also said to the crowd, several times, that "love always trumps hate".

Check out a few clips from JAY-Z's Meadows Festival set below.

Saturday kicked off with a performance from Brooklyn-based rap trio Flatbush Zombies on the main stage, followed by Queens' LL Cool J and a special guest appearance from Hollis native Darryl (D.M.C.) McDaniels.

"If anybody got a dream, you chase that (dream) with everything you got", he said at one point.

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