Diddy watched in the wings as Jay-Z was trampled by a stampede of angry Black football fans for striking a deal with NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell.
Now Sean Combs, 49, is speaking out as one of the richest rappers ever in defense of the very richest.
“Hov is one of the greatest to ever do it, he has been there more than anybody from the hip hop culture, including me. He always has been so selfless and fights for other people. We as a people can not be divided and conquered at this time!!” Diddy wrote to his 15 million followers on Instagram Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
“I’m so proud of @kaepernick7 and the attention he was able to bring and the efforts he continues to make. I’ll continue to support him in every way possible. I’m also proud of my brother JAY Z for showing how it should be done! It’s time to play chess not checkers, I believe he is going to do some incredible things. I was just watching everything last week but it hurt me to my heart because I know this man personally. He’s one of the most genuine and intelligent black leaders we’ve ever had,” Diddy added.
Diddy is referencing the ceaseless battering Hov has taken from some Blacks who believe the “99 Problems” rapper is capitalizing off Kaepernick’s fight for social justice.
Jay-Z, aka Shawn Corey Carter, 49, made it known that he believes the continual fight for civil rights must include — or at least progress toward — the acquisition of “silver rights.”
“We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success. This is the next phase,” Hov told ESPN. “There [are] two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest, and then the company or the individual says, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?’
“For me, it’s like action, [an] actionable item, what are we gonna do with it? Everyone heard, we hear what you’re saying, and everybody knows I agree with what you’re saying,” he said, referencing Kaepernick. “So what are we gonna do? You know what I’m saying? [Help] millions and millions of people, or we get stuck on Colin not having a job.”
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