Hip-Hop Artists Had A Lot To Say About Trump's 'Sons Of B*****s' Comment To The NFL

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Hip-Hop Artists Had A Lot To Say About Trump's 'Sons Of B*****s' Comment To The NFL

#TakeAKnee.

Published September 25, 2017

In yet another vitriolic rant from former reality television star Donald Trump, the White House occupant has, this time, aimed a mouthful of hate at NFL players and the #TakeAKnee movement.

Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick pioneered the movement alone in recent years by kneeling down instead of standing to cross his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem. Kaepernick has since been blackballed by the organization, remaining unemployed by the NFL.

But Trump has called for something much more damaging than blackballing for the entire NFL, deeming peacefully protesting (and primarily Black) NFL players “sons of b*****s” and demanding that team owners hand them the pink slip should they dare exercise their First Amendment rights. And, not to mention, his “White house invite rejection” for Golden State Warriors NBA star Steph Curry… who had already declined a visit to the establishment.

Leave it to hip-hop’s finest, however, to remind the 71-year-old just how far they’re willing to stretch their freedom of speech in line with the players. From J. Cole’s return to address the controversy after a months-long social media hiatus to Bronx femcee Cardi B’s one-up to Kaepernick and Russell Simmons’s stern message to all NFL players, the entire rap circle showed up in numbers refusing to cower beneath Trump’s rhetoric. Now, everyone who has stood with Kaepernick has encouraged the rest of the NFL to kneel with him, too.

And so are we.

See what these hip-hop artists had to say about the #TakeAKnee movement, Colin Kaepernick and Trump’s commentary on all of it below.

  1. J. Cole
  2. Ice Cube
  3. T.I.

    Be clear. Here's what they think about US!!!

    A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on

    What he said. ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 #USorELSE

    A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on

    Who da Fuck made Pennywise the President🤡????

    A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on

    Now wait a min.....🤔

    A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on

  4. Snoop Dogg

    Facts. Ubitchu

    A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on

    A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on

    Now what. 😡😡😡🇺🇸

    A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on

    F. D. T.

    A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on

  5. Vic Mensa
  6. Jidenna
  7. Diddy
  8. Russell Simmons

    There is nothing anyone can do if u decide to stand up. TOGETHER ...IM COUNTING ON YOU

    A post shared by Russell Simmons (@unclerush) on

  9. LL Cool J

    #takeaknee #nfl #prayers

    A post shared by LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) on

  10. Cardi B
  11. Irv Gotti

    Wow. This guy really don't give a fuck. If I was a black player in the NFL. There is no way you cannot feel a way after seeing this shit. Like all Colin Kaepernick did by kneeling on the National Anthem. Was bring to light that Innocent Black People are getting MURDERED by Police in America. And nothing happens. That was his message. Trumps message here is so crazy. We never had a president who cared so little about people. And is clearly a Racist Motherfucker. And is not afraid to show it. Which is making Racist people feel stronger and stronger. Roger Goodell and the NFL Owners need to say something. Or all the Black Players in the NFL need to do something. To show this piece of shit it's 2017. And US Niggas ain't having that shit like that. I told myself. No more political posts. But goddamn if this didn't make me feel a way. Like he just shitted on every black player in the NFL and basically said NIGGA STAY IN YOUR PLACE. #fucktrump AND #FUCKTHENFL IF THEY DONT DO SOMETHING. MAKING ME FEEL LIKE THE NFL IS A BIG PLANTATION FIELD. CRAZY. THATS WHY I LOVE THE NBA. ADAM SILVER I BELIEVE WOULD NOT ALLOW TRUMP TO SAY SHIT LIKE THIS ABOUT THE NBA. HE WOULD SAY SOMETHING. AND THE NBA PLAYERS WOULD NEVER LET SOME SHIT LIKE THIS SLIDE. NEVER. WHEN THEY FOUND OUT THAT THE LA CLIPPERS OWNER WAS RACIST. BANNED FOR LIFE. DONE. WAS DONE QUICK TOO. ROGER GOODELL IS WITH THE BULLSHIT.

    A post shared by Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo (@irvgotti187) on

  12. Plies
  13. David Banner

Written by Diamond Alexis

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