Controversy continues to swirl around rapper Jay-Z's lucrative partnership deal with the National Football League (NFL) for halftime entertainment consolation and social justice causes. Many say Jay-Z - a former drug dealer - sold out free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a quick buck.
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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.
During a press conference to announce his lucrative deal with the NFL on Wednesday, rap mogul Jay-Z blinked rapidly when a reporter asked him if he would kneel or stand during the National Anthem. Some of my readers expressed skepticism and demanded to see video of Jay-Z blinking rapidly.
The NFL has entered into a longterm partnership with Jay-Z and Roc Nation, and Jay-Z's fans are furious. Internet activist Shaun King threw subtle shade at Jay-Z on Wednesday for teaming up with the NFL after he threatened to boycott the NFL for blacklisting Colin Kaepernick.
Nike is defending its controversial decision to cancel a new line of Air Max sneakers that featured American flag decals on the back. The sneakers were a limited 4th of July edition.
President Trump was ridiculed on social media Saturday for congratulating the NFL's no. 2 overall draft pick Nick Bosa. The former Ohio State defensive lineman, who is pro-Trump, was criticized for referring to Colin Kaepernick as a "clown" and calling Beyonce's music "trash."
Gladys Knight did not bite her tongue when asked about Colin Kaepernick's ongoing National Anthem protest. Gladys agreed to sing the National Anthem before the start of the Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 3.
Jay-Z is reportedly using his significant influence to pressure rapper Travis Scott out of performing during Super Bowl LIII's halftime show in Atlanta on Feb. 3.
A Philadelphia officer is under investigation for wearing a Colin Kaepernick Halloween costume consisting of an afro wig and blackface makeup.
Rihanna showed her support for SJW activist Colin Kaepernick by turning down an offer to perform during halftime at the upcoming Super Bowl game in Atlanta in 2019.
Colin Kaepernick has filed paperwork to trademark a B&W digital image of his face and distinctive afro hairstyle.