Performing his song“Bam” with Damian Marleyduring theSeason 43 premiereof the NBC show, the rapper appeared on stage wearing a jersey with the words “Colin K” and thenumber “7”emblazoned on it — a clear nod to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started kneeling during the national anthem last year as a protest against racial injustice and police brutality,
According to Sports Illustrated, the jersey was custom-made.
JAY-Z wears a custom Colin Kaepernick jersey during his performance on Saturday Night Livepic.twitter.com/TffbrBuyxk
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 1, 2017
This isn’t the first time Jay-Z has shown his support for Kaepernick during a performance.
At the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York last month, hededicated his song “The Story of O.J.”to the football player, as well as others.
“I want to dedicate this song to Colin Kaepernick tonight,” Jay-Z said at the time. “I want to dedicate this song to[the late civil rights activist and comedian] Dick Gregory. I want to dedicate this song to anybody who was held back and you overcame whatever it was.”
On Saturday night, Twitter was abuzz with Jay-Z’s outfit choice.
— Michael White Jr (@mrdynomyte) October 1, 2017
— jennifer summers (@jensfnative650) October 1, 2017
Watch Jay-Z’s “SNL” performance of “Bam” below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.