Jay-Z will soon become part owner of National Football League team

Ross Houston
August 19, 2019

A partnership between the rap mogul's Roc Nation Sports and the NFL to manage some of the league's entertainment and social justice ventures faced a number of uncomfortable questions once it emerged that Colin Kaepernick, who Jay-Z has supported against the NFL in the past, was not involved.

Eric Reid #25 of the Carolina Panthers kneels for the national anthen during their game against the Baltimore Ravens at Bank of America Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Curious to note: while Reid is taking a decisive position AGAINST Jigga's deal, for political reasons, it does figure as a nuanced position no less.


(Click the link in my bio for a full breakdown.) When Jay Z says "We're past kneeling" exactly who does he mean by "we?"

However, the The New York Post called it the "perfect cover for NFL's "social justice" pandering".

On top of all the NFL-related news, Jay-Z debut studio album 'Reasonable Doubt' has found a new home on several streaming services.


"I think we're past kneeling".

Jay-Z, on his part, has defended his decision to enter into the deal. That became a part of the discussion. The injustice that's happened to Colin, they get to say, "Look, we care about social justice". Of course, that would entail admitting that Kaepernick's extended unemployment had far more to do with non-football issues than his actual or perceived football skills. Again, asisine. Players Coalition 2.0. Naturally, the music deal wasn't taken kindly by Kaepernick's girlfriend who took took to social media to express her disappointment. Many believe the partnership undermines ostracised quarterback, Colin Kaepernick's social justice efforts. "Everyone saying, 'how are you going forward if Kaep doesn't have a job?' This wasn't about having a job". We get to hide behind Jay-Z's face. iHeartRadio reports that in a press conference on Wednesday August 14 when the Roc Nation Executive was asked if he would kneel or stand for the National Anthem, he replied, "I think we've moved past kneeling".

Michael Eric Dyson, the scholar as well as Jay-Z's biographer, vehemently defended Jay and his record during an appearance on CNN on Friday that incorporated some similar points Sharpton made.


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