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In the midst of Jay-Z partnering up with the NFL, the rapper has received both backlash and support from fellow artists.
Just last week Jay made a deal with the league and became their new “Live Music Entertainment Strategist” and rumor has it, the rapper is showing some interest in owning his own team.
Rapper, Freddie Gibbs is with Jay all the way. Gibbs recently took to Instagram, where he not only claimed his support for Jay but also had something to say to Kaepernick.
“I’m riding with Jay-Z, straight up, man. F*ck Colin Kaepernick. All ya’ll n****s marched for Colin Kaepernick and he took a settlement and ain’t tell ya’ll what he got or nothing. He settled. So, let it go. Ya’ll hating on Jay-Z for trying to own something in the NFL. Ya’ll n****s is some muthaf*ckin’ crabs.”
Freddie Gibbs: “F*ck Colin Kaepernick” pic.twitter.com/N6uex5nXmi
— HipHop-N-More (@HipHopNMore) August 18, 2019
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you all should know about Kaepernick being blackballed by the league for three years now. All just for taking a knee during the National Anthem to bring attention to police brutality against African-Americans.
Jay’s deal didn’t sit well with many including, Eric Reid, Rihanna, and Nessa (Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend). They feel Jay has kind of turned his back on the cause. The rapper even made a statement that he spoke with Kaepernick before making the deal, but people close to the ex-football player say, THAT WAS A LIE.
Jay claims this partnership is the next step in the right direction for Colin’s cause and celebrities like Cardi B and believe it to be true.
Cardi told TMZ, “I feel like he went in there like, Alright, you guys want me to work with chy’all, y’all need to bring my peoples in there. Y’all need to do things my way . . . I feel like Jay-Z could bring back Colin Kaepernick. I feel like he has the power.”
We’re just going to have to wait and see exactly what Jay-Z has planned, but what we do know is he is the first African-American in that position in the league’s history.