Jay-Z’s NFL Deal Is Coming Under Fire After Bizarre Tweets Resurface

September 8, 2019 / Posted by:

Football fans everywhere are gearing up for the very first Football Sunday of the NFL season today. And although there are some who are still boycotting the NFL in protest of police brutality, Jay-Z ain’t one of them. He recently signed a deal with the NFL for the Inspire Change Initiative. And although financial details haven’t been disclosed, I’m sure there won’t be any small change flooding Jay’s pockes. Right after the deal was announced, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick tossed a little side-eye at Jay for changing his stance and aligning with the NFL. And now, just weeks after Inspire Change was launched there’s already a major controversy.

According to The Fader one of the organizations that Jay-Z and the NFL planned on giving $400,000 to, Chicago based The Crushers Club, has come under scrutiny for their practices with young black males. It appears that in an attempt to clean up their lives and give them more hope for the future The Crusher’s Club voluntarily offers haircuts by chopping off their dreadlocks. Personally I’m like Solange, bitch DON’T touch my hair! But that’s not the worst part. In a series of now deleted tweets, Crushers Club president Sally Hazelgrove is particularly coming under fire for admitting that Chicago needs a curfew to curtail the excessive gun violence. Unfortunately this idea was not her own. She was actually agreeing with an idea brought into the conversation by none other than Sharpie-wielding shit-stirrer Donald Trump.

I’m going to assume that aligning yourself with an organization that not only believes dreadlocks to be a hindrance at a better life AND agrees with Donald Trump is not going to go over well with the black community. It also doesn’t help that when someone tried to school Sally about the cultural importance of dreadlocks she broke out the remix of one of white privilege’s greatest hits: “I don’t see color“.

Sally must have been up all night deleting everything she’s ever posted on Twitter because the majority of the incriminating evidence is gone. And as far as Jay-Z and the NFL are concerned they’ve yet to comment. And they probably won’t because they don’t give a damn about any of this. It’s almost like they just threw a few names in a hat, picked them and said, “Yeah whatever, we’ll give them some money,” without doing the damn research first.

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