JAY-Z closes V Festival performance with Chester Bennington tribute
The rapper and band collaborated over a decade ago.
It’s been 13 years since JAY-Z and Linkin Park released their joint EP Collision Course, but it’s clear their collaboration had a lasting impact on the rapper.
During his performance at the V Festival in the UK this weekend, JAY honored Chester Bennington—the Linkin Park lead singer who died by suicide last month—by closing out his set with “Numb/Encore,” the Grammy Award-winning lead single from their shared project.
Before the beat dropped, JAY asked the crowd, “Can you guys light it up tonight for Chester from Linkin Park, one time tonight? Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight.”