Jay-Z paid a very special tribute to Chester Bennington as he closed his V Festival set
The two men worked together on their album Collision Course. This is amazing.
The music world is still mourning the loss of Chester Bennington after the Linkin Park singer died by suicide.
Bennington's own band members put it best when they said that, "You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you."
Another person that knew the singer very well is Jay-Z as the duo worked together on their critically acclaimed collaborative album Collision Course.
In fact, the song Numb/Encore, a mash-up of Numb by Linkin Park and Encore by Jay-Z, won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the Grammy Awards of 2006.
With Jay-Z headlining the recent V Festival, the iconic rapper decided to finish his set in the most emotional, moving and fitting way possible, by dedicating the 'Encore' to Bennington's memory.
"Can I get some love for Chester tonight?" Jay-Z said to the crowd before asking them to “make some noise so he can hear you in heaven."
Here's the performance in full and a sample of what it meant to those in attendance.
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Night 1 was amazing! Jay Z ending the night with a tribute to Chester and then singing numb was perfect! He was defo my highlight ❤🎶 #VFest
— Jade✌ (@JadeL_x) August 19, 2017
Amazing tribute to Chester last night Jay Z x Linkin Park ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Scfeb0UFw1
— Amy Leigh Bremner (@amyleighbremner) August 20, 2017