Jay-Z pays tribute to Chester Bennington during V Festival headline set


The rapper collaborated with the frontman and Bennington's band, Linkin Park, on the 2004 EP "Collision Course", which saw the two artists mash up each other's songs.

JAY-Z paid homage to the late Chester Bennington Saturday by performing "Numb" at a United Kingdom concert. The V Festival set was Jay-Z's first full performance of this year. He then launched into a performance of "Numb/Encore", a track that has hasn't been included in a Hov concert set since the early part of this decade.

According to Metro, JAY-Z asked the crowd to make some noise for Chester, "so he can hear you in heaven".

Bennington was found dead aged 41 in his home near Los Angeles in July, and his death was ruled a suicide.

Chris made a mistake at the start of the song but began again, after saying: "I know this is probably going to end up on YouTube so I want to do it right, and I want to do it respectfully".

Jay Z will headline Sunday night's V Festival at the event's Essex venue, Hylands Park.

Chester was laid to rest earlier this month at an intimate funeral with just a few hundred people in attendance.