Watch Jay Z Pay Respects to Slain Rapper Chinx During Second Tidal Concert

Jay-Z performs onstage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival
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Jay-Z performs onstage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 at Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City.  

Tonight at his second of two Tidal concerts in New York, Jay Z paused to pay tribute to a fallen colleague: the Queens rapper Chinx, who was shot and killed in his neighborhood earlier in the day.

"[A] young man got killed in Queens named Chinx," the rap mogul told his packed audience at Terminal 5 in New York, as seen in a Vine posted by MTV Hip-Hop. He went on to say, "We are seriously under attack like never before. Rest in peace to Chinx. And we still killing each other. We need to understand that we are kings and queens."

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The somber moment was part of Jay Z's second "Jay-Z B-Sides" promotional concert in support of his beleaguered streaming service Tidal; another concert was held on Saturday night, during which he addressed his critics, performed deep cuts from his lengthy catalog, staged a Roc-a-Fella reunion and launched into an impressive 90-second freestyle about the project.

Jay Z also spoke about Chinx, a member of French Montana's Coke Boys group, beyond the clip captured in MTV's Vine, according to posts on Twitter. One attendee captured a poignant quote he attributed to Hova's crowd address:


Watch Jay Z's tribute to Chinx and his plea for peace below:

#TIDALXJAYZ Hov just paid his respects to Chinx. RIP

-- MTV Hip-Hop (@mtvhiphop) May 18, 2015