What We Know About Jay-Z’s Controversial NFL Deal And The Backlash That Has Followed

by Taylor Staggers

August 15, 2019

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

Jay-Z and NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell announced a new partnership which will make Roc Nation a co-producer of Super Bowl halftime shows and a partner for the league’s community activism initiative, Inspire Change. This announcement has rattled fans and celebrities alike as they try to understand the details of this deal and many have pointed out the elephant in the room.

What about Colin Kaepernick?

If you remember Hip Hop’s first billionaire has become tight with and a vocal supporter of the former NFL quarterback since his time of protesting the national anthem and throughout his collusion case against the NFL, which ultimately ended in a multi-million dollar settlement. The Blueprint rapper even turned down the NFL when asked to perform at the 2018 Super Bowl.

The father of three answered the burning questions with this statement.

“We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success. So what are we gonna do? You know what I’m saying? Help millions and millions of people, or we get stuck on Colin not having a job.”

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Even with these words, some aren’t buying it. Kaepernick’s friend and former teammate, Eric Reid of the Caroline Panthers, blasted HOVA for the deal.

There has been no statement released from Kaepernick himself and Information on the dollar amount of this deal has not been released. Whatever side of the table you fall on, hopefully, we can all agree to hope for good things and lives changed for the better to come from this new partnership.

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