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Common calls out the NFL for not supporting black people.
With the recent release of the Super Bowl performers, the rapper says that he loves Travis Scott but wishes that he would pull out of the performance to support Colin Kaepernick.
In a video released by TMZ, the rapper states that “I ain’t with supporting the NFL, they don’t really support black people.” He is taking a stand with Kaepernick and said, “Kaepernick said he’s standing up for people who are being shot down, black and brown. The NFL basically blackballed him. They’ve shown how they feel about us for real.”
Colin Kaepernick was the first professional athlete to stand up against police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. Common says that he has respect for artists who have turned down NFL performances to show support for Kaepernick, like Rihanna.
Can Travis Scott perform at the Super Bowl and still support Kaepernick?