Billionaire rapper, Jay-Z really, really cares about black people. That’s why he and the NFL have partnered up to show that… um… a rich black guy can… be part owner of an NFL team and help with the Super Bowl Half Time Show? I guess this is one of his more “aspirational” contributions? Well, a man at the center of issues within the NFL has weighed in. Colin Kaepernick, the football player whose career was ended when he began protesting police brutality against black people by kneeling during the national anthem, has made comments on this whole thing and he’s thrown a little side-eye
During the press conference about Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL, Jay talked about how the race issues in the NFL have “moved past” kneeling–referencing the action which saw Colin’s career with the 49ers end and prevented him from getting any other jobs. The NFL also settled a lawsuit for a shit ton of money with Colin and other players, because the NFL were purposely trying to keep them off the field and off their knees (insert blowjob joke).
Here’s Jay talking about moving past the kneeling to “actionable” things–AKA: making him rich(er).
"I think we've moved past kneeling," says Jay-Z on announcing a new partnership with the NFL.The partnership will include music, entertainment and social justice issues.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 15, 2019
This obviously sat well with everyone who was outraged by the NFL’s profit off black and brown players but disregard for the issues they face in real life–especially Colin. He posted to Instagram to commend his fellow kneelers who continue to protest police brutality–specifically saying they “have never moved past the people“. Drag her, Colin:
Mr. Beyoncé needs to watch himself because he doesn’t have the protection of The Hive. Only Beyoncé’s bloodline has protection–he’s by marriage. I’m sure Jay must think he does, but only if she’s nearby or like if Beyoncé would be negatively impacted. Sure the bad press could affect her, but if that were the case then the Hive would just turn on Jay because it’s more like he affronted her by daring to do something which could reflect badly upon The Queen Bey. So that’s even worse. He’s gonna deal with blowback from activists and psychotic fans? Pick one!