JAY-Z, Rick Ross & More Unite For Rare Performance Of DJ Khaled's 'God Did'
By Tony M. Centeno
February 6, 2023
DJ Khaled took the lead as JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend and Fridayy delivered a stunning performance of their Grammy-nominated hit.
On Sunday night, February 5, the "God Did" artists delivered a rare performance outside of the 65th Grammy Awards. Rozay delivered his verse first followed by Weezy. Philly's own Fridayy held down the hook with assistance from Legend. Khaled, Rozay and Wayne sat at a long table with a full feast like The Last Supper while JAY-Z delivered his lengthy four-minute verse. All the rappers at the table clinked their champagne glasses as Hov effortlessly spit one of the best verses of his career.
It was the first time all six artists have performed the song together. "God Did" was up for four awards alone including Song of the Year, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Melodic Rap Performance. The song is the title track for Khaled's 13th studio album, which was also up for Best Rap Album. Khaled also received a nod for Album of the Year thanks to his work on Mary J. Blige's album Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).
The rare performance occurred just a couple of weeks after it was reported that JAY-Z would be joining Khaled on stage at the award show. It's a complete 180 from his decision in 2018. At the time, he was invited to perform songs from his previous solo album 4:44. Unfortunately, he had a change of heart and decided not to perform. The move came over a decade after he finally embraced the award show in honor of his wife Beyoncé's big win in 2004.
Watch the entire performance below.
“God Did” live at the 65th Grammy Awards performed by @DJKhaled, JAY-Z (@sc), @JohnLegend, @LilTunechi, @RickRoss, and @Fridayy. #Grammys pic.twitter.com/gmAOZcW5T4— Roc Nation (@RocNation) February 6, 2023