Some members of the Black community expressed concerns that Jay-Z and his Roc Nation team have struck a lucrative partnership deal with the NFL to produce upcoming segments of the Super Bowl Halftime Show and other performances.
Famed radio show host Charlamagne tha God of “The Breakfast Club” pressed Hov on why he thought it a good idea to partner with the league when former players like Colin Kaepernick, who peacefully protested during the national anthem, were essentially terminated for their stance.
With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sitting quietly by his side, Jay-Z said Kaepernick’s mission of bringing attention to police brutality and judicial inequities have been accomplished.
“To take it back, I think that we forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice, right?” Jay asked rhetorically. “In that case, this is a success. This is the next thing.”
The “99 Problems” rapper was also queried about whether he would kneel or stand before the game kicked off and he noted that he believes we’re far “beyond that point.” But he also added that players should reserve the right to peacefully protest whenever and however they choose to.
In related news, Kaepernick’s girlfriend who has been very blunt and abrasive in articulating her disapproval of the Jay-Z deal with the NFL, called the partnership “disgusting and disappointing.”
Check out the audio interaction between Jay and Charlamagne below: