Did Jay-Z Sell Out By Partnering With The NFL?
Lots of people, including Carolina Panther Eric Reid, aren’t thrilled with Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL.
The rapper was one of the league’s biggest critics and now he’s one of their biggest partners.
Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation will be the NFL’s “live music entertainment strategist” and will consult on everything from the Super Bowl half-time show to the NFL’s activism campaign.
Jay-Z and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell we’re grilled by reporters Wednesday about quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is still being blackballed by the league for protesting on the field.
The rapper said, “We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice, correct? So in that case, this is a success. This is the next thing, right? Cause there’s two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest and then the company or the individuals say, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?'”
Panthers safety Eric Reid slammed the deal, Tweeting: ‘Jay-Z doesn’t need the NFL’s help 2 address social injustices. It was a money move 4 him & his music business. The NFL gets 2 hide behind his black face 2 try to cover up blackballing Colin.’
Reid was one of the first NFL players to kneel on the sideline with Kaepernick back in 2016.
In another Tweet, he accused Jaz-Z of making millions of dollars by assisting the NLF in burying Colin’s career.