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Madden isn’t playing any games with their new promo for the 19th installment of the sports video game.
The EA Sports crew recruited some of the biggest names in music to get you hyped for the upcoming August 10th release. Featuring a narrated story lead by SNL cast member Chris Redd, the clip shows Lil Dicky, Nicki Minaj, and Quavo making cameos throughout the new ad.
While the new commercial features some of your favorite rappers, the EA company has decided to censor a direct Colin Kaepernick lyric heard in YG’s “Big Bank,” which is featured on the game’s soundtrack.
As the NFL continues to deal with backlash of National Anthem protest centered on Colin Karpernick’s stand on the Black Lives Matter movement, Big Sean’s name reference to the unsigned quarter back has been seemingly censored. You no longer hear Kaep’s name in the line: “You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick.”
There’s no officially statement from EA or the NFL on the change.
Peep the edit below:
— Mr. Changing Lives (@jeanclervil) August 2, 2018