Rapsody Sounds Off On Jay-Z’s Controversial NFL Partnership

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 22: Rapper Rapsody attends the BET Experience Youth Program presented by AEG at Staples Center on June 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

Rapsody Sounds Off On Jay-Z’s Controversial NFL Partnership

“You got to make changes from the inside.”

Published August 20th

Written by Angela Wilson

Rapper Rapsody the latest to sound off about Jay-Z’s controversial NFL partnership. For those keeping track: she’s Team Hov.

During an interview with The Breakfast Club, the North Carolina emcee praised Hov’s deal, exclaiming, “You got to make change from the inside.”

Co-host Charlamagne Tha God asked the Roc Nation artist her thoughts on the deal, when she held back no punches.

“I think it's dope… [Jay] said it perfectly: If the issue why we were kneeling was to bring awareness to these issues [police violence against Black people and other minorities], then that’s exactly what’s happening. It’s not about the kneeling. Why are we upset? It’s not about Kaepernick either. Kaepernick wanted to bring awareness but it’s bigger than that. And if you’re going to get Kaepernick in, there’s no better way than to have Jay-Z sitting at the table and figuring this thing out.”

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Check out her full interview below.

Reactions to the Brooklyn rapper’s move has been the hot topic of conversation, as both supporters and opposers share their gripes. 

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While Rapsody, Freddie Gibbs and Vic Mensa have all openly supported the deal, others, including Eric Reid and Nessa, Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend, and many social media commenters do not. Roc Nation artist Rihanna seemingly disapproved the collaboration, by “liking” activist Shaun King’s Instagram post criticizing the deal.

Photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images


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