Jay-Z Performs “GOD DID” With Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, & More At Grammys

Jay-Z joined John Legend, Lil Wayne, Fridayy, DJ Khaled, and Rick Ross for a performance of “GOD DID” at the Grammys.

BYCole Blake
Jay-Z Performs “GOD DID” With Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, & More At Grammys

Jay-Z took over the 2023 Grammy Awards on Sunday night for a performance of his collaboration with DJ Khaled, "GOD DID." John Legend, Lil Wayne, Fridayy, Khaled, and Rick Ross joined him during the event. The group performed the song outside of Crypto.com arena next to a set dinner table. “We did an 8-minute song on the Grammys!” Khaled remarked to the cameras.

"GOD DID" dropped back in August 2022 as the title track from Khaled's thirteenth studio album. Jay-Z handles four minutes of the star-studded song's runtime. The track peaked at 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - APRIL 27: Jay-Z performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 2 on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Something in the Water)

In addition to performing "GOD DID," the group was also nominated for Song Of The Year, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song with the track. Despite this, "GOD DID" failed to win in any of the three categories. The nominations left Jay-Z in a tie with his wife, Beyoncé, for the most in Grammys history. The couple both have 88 nominations throughout their careers. Beyoncé, however, become the artist with the most wins on Sunday night, reaching 32 total Grammy awards.

"I'm trying not to be too emotional and I'm trying to just receive this night," Beyoncé said during her acceptance speech for Best Dance/Electronic Album. "I want to thank god for protecting me. Thank you, god. I'd like to thank my uncle Johnny, who's not here, but he's here in spirit. I'd like to thank my parents. My father, my mother for loving me and pushing me. I'd like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three chid, who are at home watching. I'd like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre. God bless you. Thank you so much to the Grammys."

Check out Jay-Z's performance with John Legend, Lil Wayne, Fridayy, DJ Khaled, as well as Rick Ross below. The group was just one of several noteworthy performances during the ceremony. LL Cool J also took the stage alongside over 30 other artists to celebrate the history of hip-hop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.