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Jay-Z paid a lovely tribute to Chester Bennington at V Festival last night

The duo worked together in the past.

JAY-Z PAID TRIBUTE to the late Chester Bennington on the final night of V Festival in the UK.

Chester Bennington Death Source: ©Tammie Arroyo/AFF-USA.COM

Marking the first time the 47-year-old rapper had publicly mentioned the Linkin Park singer since Bennington died by suicide last month, he said:

Can you guys light it up tonight for Chester?”

Performing songs from his new album 4:44 for the first time, he continued:

Linkin Park, one time—tonight. Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight!”

Source: Mr_ OLI/YouTube

The pair collaborated back in 2004 for Collision Course, a six-song EP released in 2004. It debuted at No. 1 and went double platinum, and “Numb/Encore” won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2006 Grammys.

In the wake of Bennington’s death, Linkin Park canceled its tour so the group can grieve.

“Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing,” Bennington’s bandmates Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda wrote on Facebook in July.

“We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place.

You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human.”

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