With the NFL season just about upon us, and unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick attempting to stay relevant ahead of it, one hip-hop artist had choice words for the former San Francisco 49er while giving his support to a move the NFL made with another, very well-known rapper, Jay-Z.
Rapper Freddie Gibbs took to Instagram over the weekend to give his two cents on the criticism hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has received in the wake of his company’s deal with the NFL. The company, Roc Nation, is reportedly going to be partnering with the NFL to produce and “enhance” the “NFL’s live game experiences and to amplify the league’s social justice efforts,” according to NFL.com.
Both Jay-Z and the NFL have received a ton of criticism for the partnership, because Kaepernick is still not employed by an NFL team.
“So really, how can Jay-Z and the NFL utter social justice in their partnership while keeping Colin unemployed because of his social justice work?” Kaepernick’s girlfriend Nessa Diab wrote on Instagram, neglecting to bring up that she cost her boyfriend an NFL job with the Baltimore Ravens at one point.
Gibbs wasn’t having any of the criticism. In an expletive-laden Instagram Stories video, the rapper gave his full support to Jay-Z while criticizing Kaepernick for the settlement he reached with the NFL back in March.
“I'm riding with Jay-Z straight up, man," Gibbs said in the video. "F*** Colin Kaepernick. All y'all n****s marched for Colin Kaepernick, and he took a settlement and didn't tell y'all what he got or nothing. You know, he settled. So, let it go. Y'all hating on Jay-Z for trying to own something in the NFL, man. Y'all n****s is some motherf***in' crabs, bruh.”
Here’s video from Gibbs' Instagram Stories post (WARNING: Strong Language):
One thing I don’t understand about the criticism of Jay-Z is that he partnered with the NFL to bring social justice issues to light — the same issues that Kaepernick and the rest of the protesters took a knee for. If you’re trying to get those ideas out there, wouldn’t you want someone to get on the inside of things to try and change them from within — or at least shed a bigger light on the subject?
The whole thing seems counterproductive to whatever it is the protesters aim is at this point. It seems to be less about “social justice” and more about procuring a seven-figure job for Kaepernick.
H/T: The Blaze