Colin Kaepernick made quite a statement when he began not standing during renditions of the national anthem at preseason 49ers games. It, like many stands for racial equality, caused a national uproar with everyone taking a side.
Opposed to those who criticize the Niners’ quarterback and think they’re in solidarity with veterans (even though many veterans have come out in support of Kaep) numerous members of the hip-hop community decided to openly side with Kaepernick.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Barack Obama and USWNT midfielder Megan Rapinoe are just a few noteworthy public figures to support Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest what he believes to be an exclusionary anthem.
Check out video of J. Cole and Trey Songz wearing Colin Kaepernick’s jersey below.
J. Cole performing in a Kaepernick jersey last night. pic.twitter.com/V3zVepGhJe— Only Hip Hop Facts (@OnlyHipHopFacts) September 5, 2016
(Photo from left: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BALLY, Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Trey Songz Productions, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GQ)