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The Internet continues to drag Jay-Z over his joint partnership with the NFL to produce halftime shows and a social justice campaign. Jay-Z, 50, and the NFL were reportedly in talks for over a year. Some say that was long enough for Jay-Z to bring blackballed quarterback Colin Kaepernick in on the discussions.

Jay-Z and the NFL's Commissioner Roger Goodell probably didn't anticipate the firestorm of controversy that erupted after the deal was announced.

Twitter activist Shaun King threw shade at the rap mogul for accepting the gig.

"Last year he dissed people who performed at the Super Bowl. Wore a Kaep jersey. They made him an offer," Shaun tweeted on Wednesday.

Sports reporter Jemele Hill tweeted: "If Colin Kaepernick isn't part of this, I'm not sure how to feel about this. Very curious about these details."

Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab confirmed he was not a part of the deal.

Jay-Z tried to clean up his mess by stating he spoke with Kaepernick about the deal. But that was a lie, according to Kaepernick's friend and former teammate Eric Reid.

Eric tweeted: "Interesting timing on the partnership with Jay-Z on the heels of Stephen Ross' fundraiser for Donald Trump and the backlash his other companies are getting because of it. #PayAttentionFolks".
 
READ ALSO: Jay-Z Says His NFL Deal is Bigger Than Kaepernick; 'We're Past Kneeling'
 
On Wednesday night, Kaepernick appeared to throw a subtle diss at Jigga and Goodell.

"Today marks the three year anniversary of the first time I protested systemic oppression. I continue to work and stand with the people in our fight for liberation, despite those who are trying to erase the movement! The movement has always lived with the people!"

  • Phillybruh

    oh Great Beyoncé is the permanent halftime show at the superbowl.

  • Lame Ass LA

    What confuses me is the NFL even brokering a deal with Jay after he dissed them so openly...surely there are other black folks they couldve approached if they really wanted to mend sum broken relationship with black america

  • Facts and Receipts

    I hope so. That it was aimed towards Stabber.

    Jemele went in today.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/jay-z-helps-nfl-banish-colin-kaepernick/596146/

  • Jai

    Nope it'll just be a prerecorded video documentary from one of her concerts that gets played every year. That's new halftime show.

  • Strappyheels

    I just hollered

  • KneeSee

    This is insane. What is the movement that he speaks of? Eric Reid works for the NFL. Jay works for the NFL. Colin wants to work for the NFL. I'm so confused. I tap out.

  • bb1812

    They (NFL & Jay) been negotiating this deal for over a year--they are all in on it. Jay likely whispered in their ear how he'd have to act, talk in public etc.

  • Md

    Yikes at both pictures. Jay's moves more than likely were solely about money but Mr. Reid needs to understand that his statement about, "we're past kneeling, rings true". Kneeling has solved ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, so what's next? I was all for it at first but the outcome of "this movement for the people" is still the same as it was 3 years ago. Are the players supposed to kneel and be fined another pointless 3 years? The NFL hasn't went anywhere over those 3 years, it's time to find something else that will effect real change.

  • bb1812

    Yep, all tidal & roc nation artists. For Bey tho, I predicted it'd likely be a Destiny's Child setup.

  • Reenaface

    Yep. I thought I saw some articles about her alluding to a Destiny's Child reunion, her being so inspired by The Spice girls reuniting.

  • Phillybruh

    Except Rihanna for some reason I think she would still stand with Kap.

  • MoneyMillz1914

    Jay is Jay. He should just tell it like it is. It is all about the money. It's cool because I never looked at him as an activist anyway.

    Malcolm X said we should not look to 'comedians, baseball player and trumpet players as leaders ' Basically would should not look to entertainers for leadership

  • KarmaBackAround

    Thing is.. i question both men motives.. colin did not start kneeling until he was benched after that awful season he was having..stats were horrible..then all of a sudden u start this kneeling and claim its for oppression, umhmmm! Then jay, this move doesn't equal to equality in the nfl.. jus a move for the bag..thats it!

  • Phillybruh

    Having Janet back at the Super bowl would have went further with the black community than this.

  • Curtis

    Jigaa is a snake, we past kneeling? He never knelt to begin with. Took a movement and made himself wealthy. Will he donating the profits to youth football clubs or i will still be seeing them with buckets at traffic lights?

  • Coy little wink

    I read somewhere there is a correlation between nose and penis size

  • Myopinion

    It's cause and effect, the cause is the principle thing...not the kneeling itself, it's only the effect.

  • Phillybruh

    He was actually sitting on the bench during the anthem the entire season, no one paid it any mind until a reporter wrote a story on it.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Kaep knows the NFL wouldn't have even been talking to Jay if it wasn't for the Kaep situation, where Jay planted himself in the thick of it, told people not to perform, offering them money not to perform, take a stand, only for Jay to bend over and show his azz only a few months later. Jay took Kaep's protest and turned it into an opportunity that only benefits him, his pockets, and those on that sinking Tital ship. At some point, Jay's actions are gonna backfire. It will happen in epic proportions just like the rest of the elite that have been falling this year. People on here saying 'what has kneeling got us?' It got US talking. It got awareness, so much so that white people stopped watching the NFL because they didn't like seeing black people kneeling in protest, in unity. They felt threatened. So threatened that Trump spoke about the need for the NFL to do something about it. It also made the NFL draw up new rules that you COULDN'T kneel without being fined. No, kneeling didn't stop our black men from getting killed by police, but it brought a lot to the forefront, and it was Kaep's OWN PERSONAL decision. No endorsements, no friends, no PR stunts, just one man's stand for someone that looks like him. Meanwhile, another man that looks like him jumped on the bandwagon, separated the horse from the cart and ran off on the horse with the bag of the money. Jay is a piece of sshiitt for that. And while folks are saying he secured the bag, he did that by leaving the rest of our people holding the bag.

  • KarmaBackAround

    True..but i dont think he actually meant to start what he calls a movement ..he was mad cuz that ass got benched.

  • Coy little wink

    RWS says Nessa called Jay out too

  • Phillybruh

    I'll take him at his word when he says that's why he wasn't standing during the anthem.

  • MoneyMillz1914

    Facts

  • ………

    Did you watch Choke no Joke videos on Youtube? Lol....... I think his kneeling was sincere and everything else added to his decision to go harder. Who knows. everyone is a Business - man

  • Md

    Okay so kneeling brought more awareness but what has it changed?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Hes full of it! Trust! He did a interview back when he was dating sanai lathan saying he didnt even consider himself fully black out of respect for his mother..this was before the "fro". If i can find it real quick ill post it.

  • Phillybruh

    Well why should he, he is mixed. Doesn't mean he can't call out an injustice when he sees it.

  • Look@m3

    Hijacked someone elses movement and capitalized off of it...Thats a different type of cooning..

  • rayne215

    Well kap just wants to spin circles and not accomplish anything. He deserves a chance to play but it ends there. Besides that, what is it that he wants?

  • KneeSee

    What kind of activist waits for someone to ask him about his grievances before he speaks out?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Yep! I wanted to believe it was sincere but it jus doesnt sit right with me. I feel like he knew his days were numbered as a professional player n welp...like u said every one is a business-man!

  • Coy little wink
  • stav

    He is and has always been a fraud, quick to advertise the elite's products and boast about materialism. He loves hobnobbing with the white 1% telling himself he's included, desiring to belong to a group that can't stand his color, or what he represents, but will make a dollar off him where they can and have. Allowing him to believe he's part of the club, but laughing at the sell out he's become. Pretending to be an advocate just to be seen and in the media, this person cares only about himself, and it will bite him in the butt sooner or later.

  • KarmaBackAround

    But he didnt call out anything..he kneeled n we assumed it was for oppression n when he saw we backed him..he just went with it!

  • Look@m3

    You really typed this? Did you just get off a time machine? Wtf

  • KarmaBackAround

    Thank you!!! My point exactly!

  • Phillybruh

    Maybe it was his personal protest never meant to make national news until someone decided to make it news. The important thing is when asked he answered.

  • Bree

    I just want to see Jay kneel!? He claims we are pass kneeling. I want to see this ninja get down on one knee. Probably didn't propose to his wife on one knee.

  • Phillybruh

    Before he kneeled he stayed seated when the rest of the team stood for the anthem, he only kneeled when he met with a veterans group and they suggested the kneeling opposed to sitting. Even if he was benched, the team full team got up to support the saluting of the flag something the NFL was paid by the pentagon as a enlisting tool to do.

  • Phillybruh

    Colin Kapernick certainly would have signed with a team by now if it weren't for this.

  • KneeSee

    Do you know if Nessa has kneeled? Or if she's ever spoken out against social injustices on one of her televised hosting gigs?

  • SpillyNillie

    All of this is a damn mess! Jay signed on to do entertainment but is trying to spin it like it's activism. But shuttered when asked about kneeling and lied when he said he spoke to Kaep. Just say it's a business deal Jay and move on. Cuz selecting who entertains the masses during SB doesn't necessarily speak to activism. If so, I'd like to see an action plan.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Check his stats... he would be a back up qb at most hun

  • Curtis

    Harriet tried and failed, "What is that he wants?" You can't be serious. To recap kaep was kneeling for almost a year before the media noticed. That was the time police shootings were reported almost daily. He felt the country wasn't treating blk males as citizens. He was protesting the injustices quietly, other blk players joined him and the league black balled him. He has donated millions and all he wants is equal justice under the law and his job back.

  • Phillybruh

    Man, look the qb that took the eagles to the superbowl was hot garbage before any of that. So Kap certainly would have landed somewhere...lol

  • bb1812

    I hope so. She's my fav & I don't want her anywhere near an nfl stage. But she's signed to Jay so it'll be interesting to see this play out. I hope she's not forced into it & I hope she's closer to fulfilling her contract with Jay.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree...and all the Bey fans please take note cause if you believe for one second that he aint talk to his wife before he tap danced for Roger Goddell you are sadly mistaken... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4c3c3854bbf2dee84945d53a97526b37a0fabec114d363011b6a6e78e70d0089.gif

  • hottlanta

    Thé people who perform at the superbowl doesnt need any music or financial help from jayz. They became famous without his help. It seems as if he is trying to turn the halftime show into jayz idol. He gonna find out folks dont luv your azz like u think they do

  • BlackNicheRims

    I don't want to see him or any black man kneel. Just my thought on it. Looks weak.

  • Trey

    Here is the thing...If Jay actually gets something accomplished...what will they say?

  • KarmaBackAround

    I disagree! Nick Foles had experience and skill! AND he did the unexpectable which made him desirable to other teams..kap aint did a damn thing but lose, lose and LOSE! I doubt he would be ANY team lead qb... u talkin to a die hard niner ok lol

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    "Jay-Z has given the NFL exactly what it wanted: guilt-free access to black audiences, culture, entertainers, and influencers."
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chile...Jemele snapped!!!

  • bb1812

    It's all carefully calculated. So I wouldn't be surprised if Jay already pitched that in his presentation to them.

  • bb1812

    Excellent read--thank you.

  • MoneyMillz1914

    We need ownership, bottom line

  • Phillybruh

    Nick Foles was garbage and was on his way out of the league until the eagles got him in a trade

  • BlackNicheRims

    ooohh snap...you got some mess started now. lol

  • KarmaBackAround

    Exactly my point AS A BACK UP QB! Colin will not be anything more than that at most!

  • Phillybruh

    He's not going to do anything except book acts for halftime shows this season.

  • Phillybruh

    Colin Kaepernick could be a starting qb in the NFL. If he weren't blackballed. To avoid hiring him they were hiring dudes that were grocery store clerks that hadn't played in years...lol

  • KarmaBackAround

    Okayyyy! U know she had a hand n that action!

  • EyeEmJai

    Thank you! I wish I could like this comment one thousand times!

    I argued this a couple of years ago and people disregarded that benched attitude because of his awful season AND the main QB returning, which made him angry.

  • Trey

    Didnt he get ankle monitoring for people who cant post bail?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Mannnn no lol it would not happen.. check his stats pleaseeee.. u will see! He is garb! N used this as his exit plan

  • Phillybruh

    He like all qb have touchy seasons. He still took the 49ers to the superbowl he has that kind of talent under the right coach that bad season would have been a blip.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Jesus mary and joseph! Finally someone has done the homework.. ur my new favorite! Lmao
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/CBOFQfzFKKiha/giphy.gif

  • Trey

    Black folks are NOT boycotting the NFL...black folk are still going to games..going to bars and watching at home....what are we talking about here?

    And Kap is still advocating to get in the league..he needs to direct that energy towards the owners

  • The Art

    The NFL is using Jay-Z to make the point that everyone has a price. This is them thumbing their nose at our so called activist. The premise here is: pay em enough and you don’t have to respect their constitutional rights. Jay has effected NO CHANGE on an issue that he inserted himself into. Collin sacrificed his career, but the power behind his stance was gaining the type of traction that would have led to some real change.

  • KarmaBackAround

    His last 3 season stats had a rapid decline..yea he went with them to the superbowl but his efforts that season was not what got them there..it was their defense and my boy frank gore that year. Plus once he found out his old qb was returning, thats when this wholeeee kneeling thing began

  • EyeEmJai

    Haha! I think and lead with my brain, not with my heart or feelings. I am no follower either.

    I am reading all of your responses. I am saying to myself, "This person is reading my thoughts out loud." Lol

  • Renee26

    Wide nose = wide peen

  • Phillybruh

    Now Kap had nothing to do with getting them to the superbowl. Has the defense gotten them there since? I stand be the mans word when he says why he did what he did.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Same here..im woke as the next person but im no follower..im very factual! I saw colins decline and told my husband we would replace him but i didnt see it going like this! He is the king of the "run and slide" at the most unnecessary ass times lmao i was over him as our qb! Plus im a die hard niner so this subject gets touchy for me cause we aint been shit since this whole mess.. not shit! Im thinkin bout football at the end of the day i wanna get back to football u feel me!

  • EyeEmJai

    My goodness. I am not sure why many believed Colin is a great QB. They psyched him up because, clearly, this is the reason he turned down at least two offers not being $5M or more per year. I never considered him being blackballed; he thought he was worth more than he was.

  • MoneyMillz1914

    Basically

  • KarmaBackAround

    To be honest he was at his best when he was in college! His first maybe 2 or 3 seasons with us he turned up but he was burned out after that! Definitely wont worth more than that!

  • KarmaBackAround

    I would too! They would probably give more effort! Jus watch some film of Kaep youll see!

  • EyeEmJai

    At all. ??????

  • KarmaBackAround

    It was for self! Not for the people. But stay woke tho ??

  • MoneyMillz1914

    When you kneel, you humble yourself. Letting them know that you should accept this humility, because when I stand....

  • EyeEmJai

    Bingo! ?

    His lawsuit sought for the same amount he believed he should've been paid or offered. He didn't get that though lol. Now, all of the sudden, he doesn't mind playing for the same league he claimed plays the race card??? ? And not a different league like overseas???

  • BlackNicheRims

    That's right!! Stand Tall and Proud in the face of adversaries.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Thank youuu! Omg u spittin whole facts!

  • Bree

    I have NO clue! I'm speaking on what Jay has said himself. When it is time to level up, you lead by example.

  • Coy little wink

    Have you seen Jay's legs....chile he ain't able

  • Bree

    I kneel when I pray. I only bow to Jesus. I kneel before our Kings and Queens to show then respect, especially our elderly. I love them and their wisdom.

  • Michelle Peele

    I bet Dame Dash somewhere saying 'I tried to tell y'all how this ninja really gets down but you wouldn't listen'...

  • Bree

    I have. I believe in leading by example. He is saying, we kneeled already, let's move on, but has he kneeled!? I'm a leader, by default, and I would never ask somebody to do what I wouldn't. Nor would I speak on a situation I'm not involved in, unless I'm asked or it has an effect on my world.

  • Cali

    ??????

  • Trey

    Dame apologized publicly to Jay recently...what are you talking about?

  • Cali

    Doesn’t matter, hating kneegrows will still hate on Jay whilst watching NFL games full of black players?

  • Reenaface

    True

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Im pretty disappointed with Jay Z.. He was talking that good shat last year..It just goes to show you. Everyone has a price. I don't care how woke they are or how many black fist emoji's they throw up...

  • Md

    JayZ is no more fraudulent and hypocritical as Eric Reid and those other phony kneeling players. If you're so *woke*, kneeling for the "movement" and have a problem with the NFL then prove it by quitting. If not be quit and keep cashing your check from the same people Jay got his from. You're making a stance by kneeling and he's considered cooning but you're both getting a check from the same corporation!! Pot meet kettle, Afton Williamson did it!!

  • Michelle Peele

    Just because he apologized doesn't mean it was genuine. It's no secret that Dame has not had the success he once had. As we can see, people will say and do whatever they need to say and do to get to where they desire to be. People say things publicly all the time while having private agendas...

  • grenadiadrian

    http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/13C9Ls0jJOKJLq/giphy.gif

    This is what happens when you start a "movement", go missing from being the spokesman of said "movement," and let others speak on your behalf. The minute other chefs got in the kitchen, he was insignificant and it opened the doors for others to capitalize on it. Kap was always book smart and street stupid. Man didn't grow up in any inner city or raised in any broken household so it cracked me smooth the hell up that this spoiled brat was all of a sudden the voice of the plight of black Americans. Had a spark when you started (double entendre, don't ask me how) "Kaepernicking" with Michelle Obama doing McDonald's and Beats by Dre commercials, but the NFL exposed you on the field as being garbage in 2015 (link of proof provided) https://web.archive.org/web/20170922021856/http://www.knbr.com/2015/11/03/how-colin-kaepernick-lost-his-job/ and now all of a sudden you're mulatto Marcus Garvey. I never bought it to begin with (hell, you can listen in on his interviews in 2016 to see just how unconvincing he was to this "cause") and he just got finessed by the ultimate opportunist in one Shawn Corey Carter. Serves him right.

  • Jaclyn2016

    Jay did some backstabbing moves. Then, _ lied about speaking with Collin prior to the deal. That's a snake move. He was in the ears of every artist that thought about performing at half time. Now look at this! He talked JD out of an opportunity that he(Jay) was saving for himself. We give Kanye shit but at least he don't fake who he is. What you see is what you get. I respect that lot more.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Black NFL Ownership and more (specific %) NFL managers and executives. If that’s not the goal, it’s all a waste of time. We’ve had 50 years of symbolism and imagery. What do we have to show for it?

  • EyeEmJai

    Concur!

    I always wondered when all of this commenced and he was thinking of "exit plans", why didn't he do a Michael Jordan or Deion Sanders and try and play the other sport he was great at to make money? Correct me, but I thought he was better in that sport than football anyways???

  • BlackNicheRims
  • LoveChild

    Black people always got something to be fucking complaining about. Just raise your own damn kids make sure they going to school make sure you’re doing homework with your kids hell most black male still watch the NFL anyway who’s zooming who.

  • MoneyMillz1914

    And how is Jay managing half time shows going to help achieve ownership?

  • Myopinion

    What is him taking control of talent for the super bowl half time show going to change? See, when you have sell outs like Jay-Z who has so much power to push the agenda further but decide that for filthy lucre he's going to give up and join them, then we as black people will never change anything. Jay-z has the platform and the bag to go hard and use his influence to demand change but when he does this kind of back handed move, this is what makes them keep treating us this way and figure they can just pay us off because that's all we want anyway is a payday. It's the bigger picture, but Jay-z wants his own narrative.

  • SaltineCrackers

    ?

  • Itzgoingdown2

    All money ain’t good money. Jay Z is getting ready to learn a valuable but also very expensive lesson. He’s going to lose more money than the NFL paid him. The only way anyone can say what JayZ is doing was worth it is if it leads to Black NFL Ownership and leadership positions

  • Starburst

    I bet Kanye is somewhere saying "I'm glad it's not me being roasted by the media this time. I'll just pray for Jay-Z at my Sunday service".

  • Md

    Until I see a "woke" NFL player quit their job because of racial injustice like Afton Williamson did; they can kneel right next to Jay and all continue to collect their checks from the NFL! Jay is shucking and jiving for the white man right next to PAID kneeling players. Let's call a spade a spade!

  • Let them eat cake

    lol i can totally see that

  • Curtis

    I disagree, you don't quit your job, that's your lively hood. You fight within for change. These are professional football players, that's their calling. Never tell anyone to quit their job.

  • grenadiadrian

    And as a bonus, for everybody all starry-eyed and happy for Kap and Nessa... #RoyJonesJrVoice Y'ALL MUSTA FORGOT! http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/kaepernick-aldon-smith-nessa-49ers-locker-room-drama/

  • MoneyMillz1914

    True. I hope he learns the hard way.

  • NuBeauty

    Still hate on him. What people are mad at, they can't pick his brain to find out what he got going on. Remember, we ALL are just outsiders looking in with opinions. We don't know what he could be doing. I like I said on a IG post, is it better to fix the problem from the outside looking in or when you have your foot in the door. We got to start thinking on another level so people can know what really is going on in this world. But ya'll go on...I'm just here for the comments

  • Md

    It is still hypocritical to be getting paid from a company that doesn't share your beliefs and then down others who are getting paid from the same company. Afton Williamson quit her job "lively hood" because of racial injustice, she put her knee where her mouth and hand is.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    I am team Kaepernick
    And im glad he gets to experience the carters fakeness up close and personal. Those sell outs are not your friends, hilarious how folks go in on kanye but are confused when it comes to lipz. Not to worry him and his trick will have a joint tour soon so yall can forget. Tuhhhhhhhhh! I aint nobody but i turned down the opportunity to work with the nba after the comments donald sterling made. I was barely gonna make 70gs a year, you mean to tell me billionaire jayz needs a lil check from the nfl? Coon

  • Itzgoingdown

    Stop being so emotional get out of your feelings. This is about TANGIBLES!

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    I listened. I actually waitressed for dame back in the day and he is a gentleman, a complete gentleman. Our boss wanted us to wear these skimpy outfits on the marina in 60 degrees weather and dame was like yo theyre cold af theyre waitresses not pieces of meat, then he ordered us to put clothes on, and he tipped extra well and all the men there behaved because they know dame dont play that ish. LOVE that man.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Facts

  • Md

    i turned down the opportunity to work with the nba after the comments donald sterling made. ------- Bingo and I applaud you!! You turned down an awesome opportunity and took a stance in what you believed in but KNEELING players that are for Colin's "movement" are still getting paid by the EXACT corporation that just paid JayZ and yet want to call him out. Pot met kettle!!

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

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    ALLL FACTS! I wish i could like this a million times.

  • DidLEESquatTho

    You damn right?

  • MoneyMillz1914

    I can express myself how I feel. Foh.

  • KneeSee

    Maybe NFL ownership is Jay's master plan.

  • rayne215

    He should 100% get his job back. but that has nothing to do with jay. thats my only point.

  • ALLMINE?

    Amen..its tiring

  • ALLMINE?

    DAME wasn't shit. I remember

  • MoneyMillz1914

    We shall see

  • ALLMINE?

    I been saying that.

  • MoneyMillz1914

    You just tired....clown

  • ALLMINE?

    The NFL is white owned..all we do is beg

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Why did she even show up with that braiding hair ponytail waist trainer and tight hooket dress to give him an awards if her and her hasband didnt believe in his cause?? Like...?

  • Scromes1212

    People can say what they want about Kanye but the dude always seems genuine no matter how far off he is. Jay hijacked Kap whole situation and made it about him getting ahead in business. Now he talking about its important to have a sit at the table to make change lol what about when he told Meek not to go to the Whitehouse lol then talked about Kanye for going up there smh

  • KneeSee

    ? I wasn't questioning your comment. I just picked you to ask a random question about somebody you weren't even talking about. Thanks for being nice nasty.

  • Scromes1212

    He invested in a company that does this

  • Md

    Again I ask, "Other than awareness, what has Colin's *movement* changed"? Can O-N-E person answer that? Players that kneel in Colin's support are fined but are still getting paid by the NFL JUST like Jayz is. What is the difference? Pot meets kettle!

  • J2PC

    His lucrative deal is self-serving because it mostly helps himself; his family, his record company & those working for him or the promoting buddies. That has nothing to do with the inequality & injustice of the Black population.

    But it all backfired because good old Al as done it all before. So we're hipped to the game of how token blacks at the top who joined club have to pay their dues in being used to whitewash the issue & manipulate the masses by diverting their attention into looking to a song & dance.

    Questionable is him stopping other Black artists from earning a living by telling them not perform for half-time. Was he saving it all for himself? He needs to pay them for giving up their much needed $$$ because he is not leading by doing the same.

  • ALLMINE?

    Shut and go march somewhere nigga

  • speakinmymind

    Livelihood

  • MoneyMillz1914

    And what are u doing? Self hating sambo.

  • dontgetblocked

    This sums it up. Kap got paid and walked away. He let them put a clamp on him. That 10 million was a business expense for the NFL....a tax write off. Kap could have funded a strong non-profit campaign. Never happened. Both he and Jay Z are sell outs. That's why I never supported "the mulatto Marcus Garvey" who got caught up in his feelings for a moment.

  • speakinmymind

    That's her modus operandi.

  • J2PC

    Kaep got paid off. He took the $25 million deal. Jz is also getting wealthier. He is being used as today's Al Sharpton. You know the so-called Black activist claiming to be a leader for the injustice of Black people.

    But, then we realize that they are in on massa's of manipulating & using the protestors before whitewashing the cause to pacify or silence the masses for a good ole lucrative deal or powerful position.

    Part 2 should have been collecting signatures for a bill and pushing it to become a law like the gays & other minority groups do.

  • Md

    I'm not Curris but thank you for the spell check and I'm not being facetious!!

  • Superman Wept

    Kap is now a 2nd or a 3rd string QB. He is not work the trouble and he's been out the league for three years and don't forget Kap took his money from the NFL in a settlement rather than fight. Jay z has been involved in Criminal Justice reform more than any entertainer. Stop the hate!
    With bailing out a lot of black men and women throughout the US when BLM started up. He's put money and time into reform. The NFL is a business stop treating it like a community or a block. the fact they are spending all that money towards good is a plus. This was never about Kap needs a job it was about justice. I don't know when that changed. He opt out of a deal with 49ers that year and tested free agency he could of opted in and play the year out. he took the risk. You can support Kap and don't have to tear down Jay z. this is sick every story doesn't need a villain just men that see the change is not from without but within.

  • Md

    I didn't see it from your POV but thank you for dripping knowledge respectfully!!

  • KneeSee

    ?

  • MoneyMillz1914

    That's dope

  • MoneyMillz1914

    Stfu

  • ALLMINE?

    Very descriptive.

  • MoneyMillz1914

    Yup, perfect description of you

  • Ryan

    So this isht about Jay came out right on the anniversary huh? Ain't that something. Jay, my man, you are being used and the first time this shyt really starts to backfire when those same fans who bytched about a man quietly taking a knee will holler like hell about you having a hand in halftime music and events (and they will, cause you a ex-dope dealer and THEY WILL NEVER LET YOU FORGET THAT) Goodell and 'em will stop returning your calls and act on whatever parachute clause they have in your contract to cut you off. And Bey can't save you no more cause folks are over her too. https://media0.giphy.com/media/YRw676NBrmPeM/giphy.gif

  • ALLMINE?

    Yea baby?

  • MoneyMillz1914

    Glad you know

  • ALLMINE?

    ?

  • brooks hill

    i don`t care about KAP,jay-z or this issue. i watch the games and you can go to wherever. .Fly Eagles Fly....

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  • brooks hill

    facts... don`t give a f....

  • LoveChild

    LOL. I blocked that fool already. I’m not here to waste time talking with weak dusty males who don’t do anything but gossip like a woman!!

  • pure_rachet

    JayZ's lips look like he bent over and spread his cheeks wide.

  • ALLMINE?

    Ok sis

  • ALLMINE?

    ????

  • Michelle Peele

    Lmao!!! I'm still tryna figure out how to get an invite to the service. Money ain't long enough I supposs

  • Md

    His lucrative deal is self-serving because it mostly helps himself; his family, his record company & those working for him or the promoting buddies. That has nothing to do with the inequality & injustice of the Black population. ---------- Okay but how are kneeling, paid players who are only getting a fine on their hand any different?? Questionable is how is Colin's fined, WOKE peers helping anything? They are upset and getting paid by the NFL just like Jay's underhanded self is. AGAIN quit your job like Afton did, otherwise your a kneeling puppet making money from the NFL JUST like Jay!

  • what?why

    Wait a minute, this is the guy (CK) that took a payoff from the NFL, made millions on endorsements, refused offers from professional teams and never spoke about the protest. Where do we go from here?. At least, Jay took some action.

  • Facts and Receipts

    I hate you

  • Ryan
  • Itzgoingdown2

    A group of people who are economically helpless, ARE PHYSICALLY HELPLESS!!! Y'all negroes have been celebrating symbolism and imagery for 50 years. You want another 50 years of symbolic victories?

  • Itzgoingdown2

    A group of people who are economically helpless, ARE PHYSICALLY HELPLESS!!!

  • Facts and Receipts

    All the way

  • Coffee1st

    ??

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    I see what you did there ?

  • Md

    GN, I've been on SR since she was the hottest PHOTOGRAPHER in the A doing EXCLUSIVE gigs, even before people were able to comment on her pictures. I remember that she wasn't even in the states when she got into photography and how she did. I said all that to say I'm not trying to start ish but how is fined, PAID NFL players that kneel any different than Jay accepting a check from the NFL? Can at least ONE person explain to me how it's not hypocritical too?

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    There ain’t 1 Black or brown general manager in the NFL. Not one black team president, only two head coaches , Black coaches can barely get an interview for NFL job. Ain’t no change that’s been made. Not one NFL owner was in that room. I’ve never heard in protesting history where protest haulers based off a promise.

    We ain’t good enough to be GM’s , coaches , team presidents, but we good enough to jump , run , sing , dance , and entertain them. Our greatest leverage was the fact that they couldn’t get top entertainers or performers . We move off change , ain’t no change , only a promise.

    We waiting for change within and outside the NFL and this smiling nigga up here discussing two he’s getting for the next super bowl halftime show. FOH

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    First let me correct you , no player has ever been fined for kneeling. A player had every right to not stand in the NFL , infact navy players have not stood before including Marshawn Lynch .

    The only reason this got traction was because Trump used this spin to fit his own personal agenda .

    And in the NFL each owner is its own entity , meaning the NFL can’t control who they hire or fire, they only govern.

    So the only leverage we had was to hit them in their pockets by not watching games and not performing at their half time shows.

    The lack of entertainment during halftime shows was hurting the NFL shield , they were panicking and we wanted change within the league ( more black / brown front office / Kaep back playing ) and the goal was to not let up into we saw change.

    However , there’s always one money hungry / greedy mortal that can be bought . There’s always at least one fool that tap dances , that shucks and jives and “ Jigga”- no pun , there’s always one jigga boo or tap dancing fool that can be bought and steers away the original message or atleast attempts to do.

    That was long, but perhaps one if the realist comments I’ve ever typed. All money ain’t good money.

  • grenadiadrian

    And let's keep it even MORE real: if he had the NFL by the short hairs and had indisputable proof they were in collusion to keep him out of the league, why would you settle? You take them to the highest courts and prove your case, you would have been a made man and the MLK/Malcolm X of this sorry ass generation. Statues would be erected of your status and you'd be set for life and in ALL the school history books. You knew your case was weak but was able to find a way to monetize it and you took the easy way out and got all these weak-ass sycophants (celebrity and non-celebrity folk) to believe you were fighting for a cause when in reality you were in it for yourself and your light-skinned succubus Nessa.

  • Md

    I love your reply and I stand CORRECTED about players being fined. That's even worse in my eyes, so let me get this straight, PAID kneelers are still protesting and getting paid by the NFL but mad because Jay is getting paid by the same people? In my eyes, you're still a hypocrite if you're BOTH getting paid from someone who lacks your morality. Like you said, "all money ain't good money" but those "woke" kneelers are accepting money from the same people Jay is. Pot met kettle!!

  • EMILY POST

    The Black community always getting dragged into some BS and how in the hell is that protest going when the players are black and they still on the field... .... What does the NFL really do for the black community anyway? Give you a sappy movie or a ESPN over coming adversity story..... Everyone else gets paid LOL They get a Social Justice Commercial campaign.... SMH

  • JENNYJONES1

    BESIDES GETTING A CHECK FOR HIMSELF WHAT DID CK GET FOR BLACK INJUSTICE FROM THE NFL? HEL HE DIDN'T EVEN GET HIMSELF A JOB BUT PEOPLE WANNA PUT IT ALL ON JAY-Z. IF THE NFL $$$ WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR CK AND HIS LAWSUIT TO GO AWAY THEN THE NFL $$$ CAN BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR JAY-Z WHO ATLEAST HAS MADE THEM AGREE TO IMPLEMENT SOME PROGRAMS FOR BLACK INJUSTICE JUST LIKE TRAVIS SCOTT DID BUT STILL GOT DRUG EVENTHOUGH CK ONLY GOT $$$ FOR HIMSELF.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    IT SEEMS TO ME THE GREEDY, MONEY HUNGRY MORTAL WAS CK B/C HE GOT A CHECK W/O GETTING ANY NFL CHANGES, A JOB FOR HIMSELF OR ANYTHING FOR BLACK INJUSTICE OUT OF THE DEAL JUST $$$ FOR HIMSELF AND HIS LAWSUIT TO GO AWAY W/O HIM EXPLAINING ISH OR BEING MAN ENOUGH LIKE JAY-Z TO SIT AND GET GRILLED BY REPORTERS OVER HIS DEAL. BLACK PEOPLE WANT EVERYONE ELSE TO DO WHAT CK DIDN'T DO.......JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    PEOPLE FORGET THAT CK HAD A QB JOB WITH SAN FRAN AND HE QUIT, OPTED OUT OF THE LAST YR OF HIS CONTRACT. NO ONE FIRED HIM AND HIS MEDIOCRE PLAYING SKILLS, HE QUIT THEN GOT PISSED B/C NO ONE ELSE WOULD HIRE HIM AND TAKE ON THE NEGATIVITY HIS PROTEST WAS ATTRACTING. I APPRECIATE HIM STANDING UP FOR BLACK INJUSTICE BUT HE WAS A FOOL FOR QUITTING HIS QB JOB ESP AFTER HE LOST HIS STARTING POSITION AND ONLY BECAME QB AGAIN WHEN THE OTHER GUY GOT HURT..........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Solstice

    (In my Migos voice) Always!!! ?

  • Faux Gibbler

    Jemell Hill and her white azz fiancé soon to be husband.

  • Faux Gibbler

    you make good points BUT WHY ALL CAPS? LOL it’s hard to read.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Jay Z don’t even acknowledge his own son, Jay Z is part of the problem in the black community to many men fathering children and not being parents .

  • Faux Gibbler

    controversy started before Trump.
    CK was never fired/ he quit.

  • Overpower Radio

    No one forgot that he opted out. I imagine that was due to the fever he was getting for kneeling as a 49'er. He beef has nothing to do with why he opted out, but why out of all the teams in the NFL no one has hired him yet ....The best on the field have already said he's worthy and far from the worse player, and he's a champion. You can't judge him for quitting the team, when you don't know why he did so. It's been clear he didn't have any intentions of quitting the NFL, yet he hasn't been able to work since .................And it's not because he's a quitter, and it's not because he's a mediocre player. It's because of the stand that he took.

  • MistaO

    Oh please! In order to "father" a child somebody gots to have their legs open or azz in the air! Who bears the most weight of the problem?? Shid at this pitiful moment most of yall walking around with MULTIPLE baby daddies!! So who the real problem?????

  • Ryan

    "but we good enough to jump , run , sing , dance , and entertain them. Our greatest leverage was the fact that they couldn’t get top entertainers or performers ." - and now, thanks to the same fool who helped bring gentrification to BROOKLYN, here we are.

  • AriesSun

    Why is anyone shocked about this? Jay Z has always been about himself but I'm trying to figure out why people would believe he would let Kaepernick in on his deal with the NFL?Jay Z just hopped on the bandwagon for profit. Was it really about social justice for Kaepernick and the rest who spoke out or was it about money? Kaepernick already got paid millions by the NFL for basically abandoning his job and kneeling for reasons that have never been quite determined.When he accepted money from NFL owners,he forfeited any seat at the table.

  • SpiceGirl

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/dW6WYDHEPVXss51Yfs/giphy-downsized-medium.gif
    ALL this talk has me like.........................

  • Starburst

    Lawd! Legs open azz in air! Lol

  • https://disqus.com/home/discussion/freakkboxshawty/freakkbox_on_strikingly B A B Y ?

    I cant stand her

  • Eric B

    To me, the NFL goes beyond one's physical ability to play football. I view the NFL as a business with many aspects. No doubt, Colin is good enough to be on an NFL roster. However, the "distraction" he brings to a team and many consumers (i.e. those who tune in to watch the game), he is bad for business. I believe this is why he will never play in the NFL again. Personally, I'm baffled by his actions regarding his collusion case. If he believed their was really collusion, why allow yourself to be silenced by signing an NDA and accepting an undisclosed amount of money. Afterwards, you still talking about playing in a league and for owners you believe are racist and who colluded against you.

  • The Art

    We’re shocked because despite him being a selfish bastard, we did not expect him to exploit such a real issue for personal profit. And he needs to be held accountable. Simply dismissing it as “oh Jay’s just being Jay” is not enough here.

  • Lucy

    Women want to complain about men who dont take care of their children. You need to vet the people you chose to lie down with. Does he take care of the kids he has now? Do he spend time with his kids? How does he treat his mother? DOES HE HAVE A JOB?
    You make sure your have the best quality of weave before you buy it. You make sure you get the best lashes before you buy them. You try on your clothes before you buy them, but you dont vet the man who may get you pregnant. So stop complaining deadbeat dads. You knew he was a deadbeat when you slept with him.

  • Facts and Receipts
  • Lucy

    Women want to complain about men who dont take care of their children.
    You need to vet the people you chose to lie down with. Does he take care
    of the kids he has now? Do he spend time with his kids? How does he
    treat his mother? DOES HE HAVE A JOB?
    You make sure your have the
    best quality of weave before you buy it. You make sure you get the best
    lashes before you buy them. You try on your clothes before you buy them,
    but you dont vet the man who may get you pregnant. So stop complaining
    deadbeat dads. You knew he was a deadbeat when you slept with him.
    IJS.

  • Lucy

    People need to look up the facts before they go in on someone....LOL!!!

  • Lucy

    People need to look up the facts before they go in on someone....LOL!!!

  • Facts and Receipts

    I was like wait a minute...

  • Facts and Receipts

    I was like wait a minute...

  • AriesSun

    I'm not dismissing anything. I simply stated that I am not surprised shocked at the actions of Jay Z. You said it all when you wrote that he was a selfish bastard,that trait alone is why I am not shocked at what he did.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Which awards? I dont know which one all I saw was the dress and how heavy it looked....

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    I think it was some naacp award for courage or something, i think sandra wrote about it let me see i i can find it

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??
  • Look@m3

    THey not....its Friday and I know they not fing serious. I think SNL moved to the comment section and the jokes on us.

  • Evillene

    NFL players and Jay-Z are not positioned the same. NFL players remain in the league for their livelihood. If they can't play in the NFL they will have to work at Home Depot. Jay-Z can make money in other ways but chose to insert himself into the organization for personal profit. I hope he has altruistic intentions.

  • Look@m3

    Let me get this straight.
    1. Jay z hi jacked a movement from another industry (sports) and brokered a deal that ONLY he can capitalize on
    2. When you watched his responses to the questions asked during the Q and A, nothing in your spirit lead you to feel some kind of way that maybe perhaps Jay just TRUMPED all of us especially by pre-selecting what journalist got to attend this event, no live recording or pictures were allowed to be taken during this session?
    2. Jayz has shown us his face through his relationships with Nas, Dame Dash, Kanye(Idk if he counts), 2pac and his alleged affair with Beyonce and we dont see anything shady about this. Now we can add the entire black community to this list along with Kapernick who started the movement.
    3. The deal was for his company to I guess play a role in who gets to tap dance on the superbowl stage and this is supposed to effect some kind of change with social injustice?

    AND WE STILL WAITING TO SEE WHAT HE IS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH?

    We really doing this in 2019???

    Does Big Bird get to pick what is discussed on Sesame Street?

  • Reina1718

    So if the NFL hires Colin... then what? Bcuz he still wants to play... will they boycott him? I mean he took the NFL settlement & Nike endorsement ?????

  • Look@m3

    No. I dont even think he should go back. Thats done! However, people should have enough respect for someone on this platform losing their job because they took a stand for something. He was white balled on a much larger scale than any of us would be and we see this everyday on our day to day job.

  • Look@m3

    SHe will. she has way more balls that Jayz

  • Look@m3

    If I wasnt such a huge fan of black families Id say she need to ditch this buster.

  • Trentaye

    I have no comment. This is not my fight as a Gay black man. I will remain "unbothered" the same way you Nazi heterosexual blacks do when black LGBT are oppressed or muedered. #Next

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Kolin should've TAKEN THE NFL settlement .. Football goowas his sport and passion.. The NFL is the one who didn't respect his right to kneel and punished him for that. He didn't say he didnt want to play football he said he didn't want to kneel. Nike offered Kolin an endorsement of which Kolin accepted. Now just because he didn't stand for the INJUSTICE Doesn't me he didn'tdidn' to play the sport which is his career. Now Jay IM NOT EVEN GONNa EXPLAIN CAUSE HE DEAD AZZ WRONG AFTER HE ADMONISHED FOLK AND SPEARHEADED A BOYCOTT AGAINST THE NFL for half timetime entertainment. If YOU DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE THEN I will WON'T EXPLAIN.. BYE!

  • Look@m3

    Chile...You black tho? Why black heterosexuals got to be Nazi's? Why are you so mad?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So Kap job is to kneel for a dayum song which had oppressing words at a time AmeriKKKa is slaughtering blacks and blatantly discriminating against people of color... He didn't say he didn't want to play ball he said he want STANDING FOR THE RACIST FLAG AND DAYUM SONG!

  • DETROITTOATL

    There is more to this than meets the eye. I'll sit back and sip my tea.... https://media0.giphy.com/media/GHGF7hGQjCKbu/giphy.gif

  • Overpower Radio

    NDA's are standard in any settlement against a corporation. I had to sign an NDA in a settlement against a well known company stemming from a car accident. It's common practice. The NDA usually prevents you from disclosing the amount of the settlement. I can't tell the world how much money I settled for, but I can talk about what happened in the accident.

    We already know the particulars, aside from hearsay of any direct statements made to him. We know he still wants to play. Having "the distraction" as a reason ...as THE REASON he hasn't been back to work is exactly why he got a settlement. That's illegal. We can not be discriminated against. It would be no different than if football fans had the same reaction to him after 911 because he was Muslim. The NFL illegally blacklisted a champion athlete from playing and earning an income due to his social/political stance. As a Black man aware of the inequalities my people have suffered, "business" or "distraction" is not a justification for what how they impacted his career. If speaking up or silently taking a knee for victims of injustice (who are Black) is so unprofessional that it's worth terminating/not hiring a qualified employee, then we have a ways to go before any of us should open our mouths to say that we are equal and we are free.

  • Look@m3

    I hope you have loads of jugs because you will be sipping for the rest of your life.

  • $92471650

    i dont know why they both sellouts.

  • $92471650

    Being Gay has nothing to do with this stuff. Let me tell you something, straight ppl DO NOT care what Gay ppl got going on. Two different worlds we live in. The only ppl that fake care are the ones who use yall for attention, wants your support to stay famous or rich. Thats it! Outside of that, the only person that loves yall is Jesus. Go talk to him about all that. Cause you are right, WE DONT CARE!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Wow....the ultimate betrayal I totally forgot about this!!!

  • $92471650

    he took a stand because he was about to get fired, his time was up in the NFL. He did not take a stand when his career mattered and wouldve really been on the line. He waited until 3 days before he was scheduled to be fired to do all this.

  • $92471650

    ??

  • $92471650

    Dont have a clue what this has to do with this post, but youre right

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Girl i think i commented on that post like boiiii dont be trusting this cobra...

  • Reina1718

    That i can agree with & understand.

  • Reina1718

    U kno i heard this before.. he wasnt as good as before

  • Reina1718

    If Kap didnt kneel would yall b ok wit jay doin this?

  • Reina1718

    Understood... if Colin never knelt, would you be ok with what Jay z is doing?

  • Md

    I see your point but no matter the reasons, they're ALL making money from the same corporation, pot met kettle. If you don't believe in the NFL's policies then quit your job and work at Home Depot; otherwise you're a paid puppet paid by the same people that JayZ is getting paid from.

  • Look@m3

    ...and that's a lie. They just drafted a weak quarterback into the NFL. CNN even wrote about this in an article related to this same topic. There is no way anyone could possibly believe this about this man....but feel free to if you chose to.

  • Look@m3

    Chile....I dont understand these people. I have decided that if we ever get sent back to Africa I refuse to go back with some of these people I'll just sit in the middle of the damn ocean on a raft

  • Look@m3

    Please make it make sense because that came out of left field lmao

  • J2PC

    The NFL is a job. They are using that field as a platform to be a louder voice, where it counts most, to bring more awareness & attention to the cause for social injustice & inequality of Black people across the board. A fine is a warning that they are also putting their careers at risk. -Kneeling started with Kaep to reflect all things tied to the cause for BLM.

    J wasn't risking nor sacrificing anything for the social cause unlike those brave men. That is the difference.

    What kneeling pro Athletes are doing is helping a large population of Blacks find a bigger voice. This piggyback off of BLM. Attacking & firing Kaep only increased the push & complaints behind the cause for social injustice.

  • MoneyMillz1914

    You BLACK FOLKS?. Typical whitey

  • LoveChild

    I don’t blame you cause I’m not here advocating for gay black males or male to female transsexuals etc . Nobody is out here advocating for straight biological black women but us BW. I sit everything out and laugh when people try to get me involved as a sister solider for their bullshit

  • LoveChild

    He’s mad because black women are woke. Black women aren’t out there advocating for everybody anymore but most straight black males don’t give a shit for nobody but straight black males.

  • Trentaye

    Co-sign, but I WILL DEFINITELY BE STANDING WITH MY BLACK HETERO SISTERS. As a gay black man, I've been protected by black women my entire life. #Love

  • Trentaye

    Exactly. I appreciate your honesty. That's why ALL BLACK HETERO MEN CAN GO STRAIGHT PRISON, OR GET SHOT BY WHITE COPS. -FIN

  • Trentaye

    Because they ARE NAZIS when it comes to black LGBT! Walk a day in my shoes as a gay black man and give me a report on how your "so-called own race" treats you.

  • Look@m3

    Ooh chile.....your energy is off. I suggest you seek peace within self and be whole....and remember your still black and you cant avoid having the same fight of a black person.....because your still black I guess. Good luck on your journey.

  • LoveChild

    Of course you gay black males have been protected by bio straight black women who else is riding for ya??

    But personally my cape is in the closet I’m not riding for anyone who doesn’t ride for me as a bio straight black woman.

    I used to openly support gay causes but I stopped because they don’t reciprocate.

  • LoveChild

    ??

  • Trentaye

    I suggest you do the same thing Sistah Souljah! Find peace with your belabored racism. As usual discrimination is not a problem for HETERO BLACKS until it affects THEM DIRECTLY.

  • Look@m3

    Dont be mad at me because God made me a woman. Take that up with the maker....

  • Look@m3

    Jerk

  • Faux Gibbler

    i stand corrected.

  • Faux Gibbler

    what does that have to do with taking responsibility for your child?

  • Trentaye

    Please go to prison... or get shot by a white cop.

  • Look@m3

    Nah Ill stay here and live my life to the fullest and enjoy being a beautiful strong black WOMAN.

  • Look@m3

    This man just wake up mad. Hope he finds peace one day. Got to be rough waking up angry everyday.