The financial arrangements have not been made public. Some of the biggest celebrities in the world have voiced their support of Kaepernick, saying they would boycott the NFL until Kaepernick is back in the league.
Jay-Z has given the NFL exactly what it wanted: guilt-free access to black audiences, culture, entertainers, and influencers. NFL officials must have been bothered by how much Kaepernick was discussed during Super Bowl week earlier this year.
Some stars, including Rihanna and Cardi B, reportedly turned down the opportunity to appear at the event show out of allegiance to Kaepernick. Other celebrities, such as the comedian Amy Schumer, publicly pressured the Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine to pull out of his performance. It had nothing to do with Kaepernick.
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Read: The war on black athletes. Last year The New York Times obtained audio of the three-hour meeting that took place among owners, players, and executives in October , during the pinnacle of the protest drama.
Combat Jack Reflects on Losing JAY-Z as a Client in 'Mogul' Tribute Episode
What do we do next? So what are we going to do? So we should, millions of millions of people, and all we get stuck on [is] Colin not having a job. How can the NFL be taken seriously as a social-justice champion when it blackballed a player who stood up for equality?
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He has consistently used his platform to have critical conversations and bring awareness to the inequalities and injustices that black people regularly face. Jay-Z brilliantly put into perspective how the war on drugs disproportionately hurt blacks and Latinos. You were a friend, a big brother, a coach, a father figure to not only us but to the World.
Happy Birthday, CombatJack! We miss you. I got blamed for the deal.
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