Jay-Z ‘SNL’ Performance Of “Bam” – WATCH VIDEO

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By Michael Lewittes |



Jay-Z performed “ Bam” with Damian Marley on the season premiere of “SNL.” The song is off his latest album, 4:44. See the video below of Jay-Z’s performance of “Bam” on “Saturday Night Live.”

This is the fourth time Jay-Z has been the musical guest on “SNL,” having made his debut in 2000 when Lucy Liu hosted the show. During that appearance he sang “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” and “Is That Your Chick.” He returned two years later and was joined by onstage by Beyonce for a performance of “’03 Bonnie And Clyde.”

Jay-Z came back to perform in 2010 when Betty White was the host. That time around, he did an eight-minute medley that included snippets from such hits as “Public Service Announcement,” “On To The Next One,” “99 Problems” and “New York State Of Mind.” His second song that night was “Forever Young,” which he dedicated to White.

In addition to being the musical guest, Jay-Z has joined other artists during their “SNL” performances. A year after Beyonce duetted during his set, Jay-Z came onstage when she was the musical guest to sing “Crazy In Love” together. And in 2013, he sang “Suit & Tie” with the show’s host and musical guest, Justin Timberlake.

And then, of course, there have been many times that Jay-Z has been impersonated on “SNL.” Among the more memorable sketches was shortly after his and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy was born. In that skit, Jay-Z (Jay Pharoah) and Beyonce (Maya Rudolph) were greeted by a slew of celebrities who wanted to meet the baby, including “Brad Pitt” and “Angelina Jolie,” “Nicki Minaj,” “Taylor Swift” and “Prince.” Another standout sketch was Jay-Z and Solange (Sasheer Zamata) explaining after the elevator incident at the 2014 Met Ball that she was only swinging at him to knock off a spider she saw not the rapper.

Check out the video below of Jay-Z’s performance of “Bam” with Damian Marley on “SNL.”

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