Members of the Black community have expressed a lot fo concern over the news of Jay-Z and his Roc Nation team striking a lucrative partnership deal with the National Football League to produce upcoming events of the Super Bowl halftime show as well as other performances.
Radio show host Charlamagne tha God of “The Breakfast Club” was tasked to press Hov on that deal and ask him the hardball questions on why he would do such a deal when former players like Colin Kaepernick was blackballed out of the league for peacefully protesting during the National Anthem in 2016.
“To take it back, I think that we forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice, right?” Jay asked rhetorically. “In that case, this is a success. This is the next thing.”
The Breakfast Club co-host would soon take to social media and claim the football mega corporation edited all of his questions that were directed to Goodell.
“Let the record show the @nfl edited all my questions to Roger Goodell,” he began. “I asked Goodell was Kaep blackballed and he said ‘No, owners can sign him whenever they want.’ I also asked him about people saying this partnership is disingenuous because Kaep doesn’t have a job, and I told him the best PR move the @NFL could do is to sign Kaep but all that’s on the cutting room floor somewhere but this post isn’t about me, it’s about the conversation being had. Like I said In a previous post…..Kaep’s protest worked and continues to work. Awareness has been raised and after awareness comes action.”
Charlamagne continued…”In order to be successful and sustain any process of meaningful change both awareness and action are necessary,” he wrote. “I don’t see why anyone would think Jay is doing this for any reason other than he thinks he can make a real change. Has he not shown us he knows how to move in a room full of vultures?” Charlamagne’s question is a direct nod to Jay’s hot song, “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” as is his follow up sentence. “NFL shady it needs to be taken over!”