Jay Z NFL Deal : Good Thing Or Bad Thing?
Jay z's partnership with the NFL has caused an uproar. Folks are feeling some type of way and for the most part feel the iconic rap mogul has betrayed the Black community. Celebrities, professional athletes, including NFL superstars have blasted Hov for teaming up with the "enemy." People are calling him out especially when he was one of the main voices boycotting the league for what they did to San Francisco 49'ers starting quarterback, Collin Kaepernick, when they fired him and blackballed him in the prime of his career.
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Jay-Z is not a sellout. I’ve known this brother for years and being a sellout is something I’ve never witnessed in all the years I’ve known him. - - It’s important for us as people to not automatically go in hate mode, before getting some overstanding beyond the understanding that you already have. - - I’ve interacted with Kaepernick personally and respect the kneel that he took for the cause of injustice. Anybody disrespecting this brother lacks the overstanding of the beginning of a movement. - - We all know as babies and as adults we had to crawl before we walk. So to paraphrase Jay-Z, the kneeling was good, now it’s time to walk and eventually we shall run. - - I guess to sum this up all I’m saying is don’t become one of those people who hates out of ignorance or hate just because another brother is prospering. - - I congratulate the homie Jay-Z and can’t wait to witness the work he puts in.
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Like many in support of his partnership with the NFL, I'm looking at the fact that he put us at the table. Whether you agree or not, he made history. For the very first time in league history a person of color is in a position of power. News One reports a great majority see that this is a huge power move on Jay's part. Furthermore change will never come if we don't get a seat at the table where all the decisions are made. So at the end of the day, that's what he was saying when he said, "This is a success."
Yes, Jay Z is going to going to be paid by the NFL. Raise your hand if you work for free?! The same people raising sand about Hov collecting a check for this deal, had a problem with Kaepernick taking a check. They called the iconic football quarterback a trader after he won his lawsuit against the NFL, and excepted compensation for his losses. What was he supposed to do? He lost wages, a career, and a means to support his family. He sued and won, but he wasn't supposed to get the money they owed him?
However, it's being reported that Kap has taken issue with Jay's partnership wit the NFL as well. His girlfriend Nessa Diab, recently took to Twitter and denied Jay's alleged claim that the two men spoke ahead of the deal. Diab tweeted,
"THIS is a lie. COLIN never spoke to Jay-Z and NFL ahead of that deal being done. They NEVER included him in any discussion," she wrote on Twitter.