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Z shows support for Colin Kaepernick on SNL

01 Octobre 2017

The season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" didn't pull any punches when it came to political commentary.

The rapper and music streaming mogul took to the SNL stage alongside Damian Marley to perform his song "Bam", off of his most recent album 4:44, while wearing Kaepernick's now-recognizable number 7, though the shirt didn't appear to be an official jersey, with the name on the back reading "Colin K".

Aside from slamming President Donald Trump for his response to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, musical guest Jay-Z also made a political statement of his own during his first performance.

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It turns out he planned on doing this to send a direct message to the NFL and that he supports players kneeling during the National Anthem to bring attention to social injustices and racism in this country.

Elsewhere on the NFL protest front, Miami Dolphins Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills knelt for the national anthem in London this morning, just before the team's game against the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium.

Z shows support for Colin Kaepernick on SNL