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Jay-Z has booked his first artist as part of his lucrative partnership with the NFL that sparked a firestorm of controversy. Apparently the smoke has cleared.

Rapper Meek Mill has been booked to perform at the NFL Kickoff Experience next month.

In addition to Meek, the aging rap mogul also booked up-and-coming hip hop star Rapsody to perform during the concert scheduled for September 5.

Meek Mill and Rapsody will perform in Chicago's Grant Park before the season-opening game between the Chicago Bears and the visiting Green Bay Packers. The concert will also have a charity component, serving local organizations BBF Family Services and Crusher Club.

Even before the concert performers were announced, Jay-Z was accused of using his position with the NFL to book his wife, burlesque singer Beyonce, and his other pals to perform at NFL gigs.

JAY-Z signed a deal with National Football League bosses earlier this month and has been appointed the league's live music entertainment strategist as well as social media justice warrior.

As part of the deal, he will consult with the NFL on all matters of entertainment, while co-producing the Super Bowl half-time shows which will feature Beyonce and perhaps their daughter Blue Ivy. Their twins, Sir and Rumi are expected to hit the stage at the Super Bowl as soon as they are out of diapers.

Jay-Z will also contribute to the league's Inspire Change charity initiative.

  • abby500

    Yeah ok abt beyawnce...when those ratings tank and they will, camel-Z will be out

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Meek we need justice mill is a thirsty clout chasing heaux just like camel. Make sense

  • Vegas1989

    Auntie why am I sitting here at my desk with my sunglasses on? The SHADE!!!! The SHADE IS REAL...."The aging rap mogul, Burlesque sing Beyoncé...." And I almost fell out of my chair....LOL...Have a great and safe Holiday Weekend Auntie!! I will tune in on Wednesday...I'm taking a extra day,,,

  • Scromes1212

    So the business part of the deal has started. When does the social justice part start?

  • LoveChild

    I don’t watch football but I’m here for this.

    And for all the fools riding in my bra strap (That I haven’t blocked but come for me and I will block you) get over it. I’m an independent thinker.

    You silly Mammys get mad at me for critiquing black males rightfully, then you silly Mammys are mad at me for supporting Jay Z because he’s a black man married raising his three kids.

    I’ll say it again I’m here for it. I support Jay. Yeah I know he’s a cutthroat businessman so are most wealthy males of any race. But not many wealthy males are married and raising three black kids that’s the most important to me.

  • kylla williams

    lol ppl really thought he was gonna really do sum....he was put in charge of entertainment. this was a deal to bring his peers and audience back to the nfl. lol

  • Mary

    Amen. I'm still not convinced Jay is not a "sellout". I respected him for so many years but this business move is making me wonder. Dash may have said it best - "everybody knows Jay ain't shit".

  • kylla williams

    ppl cancelled kanye and he didn't get a pay out but him and his wife, that everybody hates, have actually did something in the name of social justice. lol jay is not doing nothing but getting a tax right off.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    FactssssssssS And thats why i take nobody seriously who hates kimye but love camel and his trick.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Meek Mill didn’t suck Robert Krafts ? for Nothing!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Nevuary 31

  • Li-Wright

    Hello somebody help me with this. I'm not a NFL fan, but when I look at the audience it seems to white & older. When i'm on the transit and the fan is going to the game, they are white and older mainly men. Do they know who Meek and Rapsody are? Will they relate to rap acts? (I don't know Rapsody)

    Seems like Jay should have booked Kid Rock or Kiss or somebody like that.

  • Li-Wright

    His docudrama on AMZ is really good. I'm 1/2way through.

  • Kanyade
  • SJ

    So these were the “actionable items” he stuttered about during the press conference????

    LoL

  • Virgoqween

    They think this is it ?

  • Kanyade

    have a great three-day weekend, roses!

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/ViBN58j6tilyWPfocp/giphy.gif

  • Ryan

    This isn't gonna end well. I can already hear the pig people oinking - I mean, complaining - about not knowing who he is.

  • Cali

    Lol, no one cares about the dusty simpletons who can only hate what they don’t understand.

  • https://plus.google.com/112554936495871947070 Don’t touch my laptop!

    I bet the hundreds of black football players who knelt with Kaepernick on that field are wondering the same thing.......oops nevermind.

  • dontgetblocked

    Why does the camel's hair look like that?

  • Dahl

    I wonder which lifetime probation Meek will eventually find more oppressive: the one from the law or this mess up here...

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Self serving ARSE NUCCAS!

  • Bonita

    They got a nicca in charge to make sure niccas are in the lineup to shuck and jive for these honkeys. White folks love us to be their entertainment. How fitting this is. Reminds me of the company 4th of July parties I refuse to attend. They go to the inner city to recruit the poor Black drill teams to be their source of entertainment over the lunch hour.

  • Bonita

    That fool looks like Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons.

  • Truth ???
  • Truth ???
  • Stan4NoOne
  • Bushbabe

    HUSTLE MAN GOT NOTHING JAYZ!

  • Minx Mosaic

    LMBO!!!!!!!!!!! Usually I can't stand Sandra's comments but this sh*t was funny as hell!!! I know I'll be back hating something she writes tomorrow but as of today, KUDOS San! Lol

  • Bushbabe

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/qQi2fUiMxH9DO/giphy.gif

    THIS IS jAYZ WHILE PEOPLE TALK. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BAD PRESS.

  • Bree

    Auntie! The shade is real.

    I ain't mad at Jay. I wish Meek well, seems he is in the clear now!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Right, and I don’t blame him. Get them coins boo ??

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Period! I get it! Very cutthroat.

  • LoveChild

    That’s pure business.

  • LoveChild

    You sound racist AF!!

  • Md

    Hopefully, he'll be able to put his mouth where his money is and not go 3 years without any growth like CK and those kneeling "WOKE, PAID" players who are being paid by the same "MASSAS" that he is! Plays JayZ's "Story of O.J.", "front nigga, coon nigga, paid nigga, kneeling nigga, complaining nigga; "you still nigga"!

  • Just Ice

    So with the little percentage these brothers and sisters from the poor neighborhoods get for their talent now they have to share that percentage with Gay-Z's too, you tripping!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I could never trip on my own opinion ?????

  • Bushbabe

    You sound bitter AF. Arnt you the same sloppy thing that said you don't date black men in the bitter baby mama post? You are an unstable creature and messy as hell.

  • LoveChild

    It’s called being an independent thinker you moron.

    I’m a black woman. Who swirls damn right!???????

    Who also respects black men who are doing the right thing.

    Your pea brain can’t comprehend this.

  • I Run New York

    Facts. NFL brought him in in order to get back in black people's good graces after they screwed Kapernick. We ain't falling for it.

  • Bushbabe

    You can't fight the power and eff it!!! Herb

  • Md

    I'm going to keep questioning until I get an answer. Jay is a coon for getting a check and providing "halftime" entertainment for the "white" man but CK and those PAID, "WOKE KNEELING" players ARE the entertainment for the EXACT same people. Everyone's entitled to outrage but don't be a hypocrite. He's wrong for accepting a check from the EXACT same people that the kneeling players are getting one from? CK signed a lucrative Nike deal but who is vast majority of his money going to? Call a spade a spade!!

  • Vonda K

    Sandra Rose you’re a mess. I laughed so hard at Burlesque singer. ?

  • Vonda K

    I mean hilarious.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That was more like the Amazon forest!
    Wonder if the Carters read SR .com?

  • tia

    Wow, it is obvious that Jay influences this guy big time. Now, didn't Jay talk him out of meeting with Trump? Meek could have made an impact there. I don't know, in the grand scheme of things these ni@@a's are full of $hit. Jay is just looking out for his pockets and he's a hypocritical snake. Eveything Jay speaks out against, he always weasles his way and suddenly backs it. He talks people out of missed opportunities and money and then for himself, goes and get that same money or moment. No respect for him. But, it's just "business" let him tell it.

  • tia

    Agreed

  • tia

    Sad...

  • Lucky8

    Jay should just kneel at half time, and give them their money back. But looks like the rich only cares about getting richer. I did not watch, but can somebody tell me what beyonce's 'formation' was about? They should pick a side, and stop playing us for fools. Cling to the 1% if you are a part of the 1%.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Jay's gonna expose 50 year old wyte guys to a whole new experience. https://media3.giphy.com/media/kHzLCDzCu8URG/giphy.gif

  • tia

    Well said!!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    "Their twins, Sir and Rumi are expected to hit the stage at the Super Bowl as soon as they are out of diapers."

    That one made me choke on cigar smoke, and almost spill my scotch!!

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/9rRacglGbs68E/giphy.gif

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He prolly worked hard to get it to look like that.

  • Md

    Jay should just kneel at half time, and give them their money back. But looks like the rich only cares about getting richer.___________
    That's my point, why is he expected to do more than them? You're getting paid by the exact same corrupt corporation, why should he be expected to give them lost monies? I mean they're down for the "movement" too right?

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    waiting for the hypocrites in the Kim K thread to show up and praise Jayz for being a cut throat business man https://media0.giphy.com/media/Kxt11E0MQ7JiloH5rk/giphy.gif

  • Md

    You'll find those hypocrites right next to the "woke, kneeling, PAID" players and Jigga on the other side!!

  • Just Ice

    Well I'll tell you what, you come up with something big and split the coins with me 75% for me and 25% for you and when it's all said done don't be salty I'm paid and still in the game and your not!

  • Shamwow

    Yassssss Jay-Z take their money and make it rain on your people.. I see you making moves.

  • Md

    Well I'll tell you what, them kneeling and getting a decrease *fine* out of their check for the last 3 years has done what, what has CHANGED?

  • Keira

    Well after all the hoopla and now the constant scrutiny he has something to prove

  • Karen Brady

    Careful now!?

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Lol lol

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    chile i died and resurrected when i read that

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    It is because white people love being entertained by those they feel are beneath them. In today's times... that's black people. Many of them see us as clowns for performance purposes and nothing more. It's been that way since the beginning of time. Just think about the royals that had peasants come and perform before the throne. What are you confused about, love?

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Never lol

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    lol lol

  • SaltineCrackers

    LOL!! Sandra put the who family on the Superbowl stage ??

  • MsPam

    Jay-Z ain’t gonna do nothing but pocket the money for himself and his family.

  • Look@m3

    I already said this......this was so damn obvious!

  • Harley

    Why would anyone compare Kum to someone who actually made his money from a talent? The Kartrashians have done nothing but take from black culture and create story lines for publicity. So yah if someone wants to praise Jay they can and criticize that narcissist who is only motivated by likes and money and made her entrance into this game from a sex tape

  • Harley

    There are plenty people of color who watch football which is why ratings went down when the whole kneel movement began and they started scrambling for black dollars again

  • Harley

    His wife is not giving the black lawyers credit who are actually getting the people out. She does everything for publicity and clout. Jay has done so much philanthropy that isn’t publicized. Kum and Coonye are constantly publicizing every move they make. Plus Coonye supports dump and had the nerve to state slavery was a choice. Folks aren’t going for that

  • Harley

    ????

  • LoveChild

    ??

  • the guest

    A SLAP IN THE FACE.

    HOW LITTLE JAY Z THINKS OF US.

    USING RAP ENTERTAINMENT TO DEFLECT FROM NFL RACISM.

    JAY Z & BEYONCE DONT NEED AN NFL DEAL TO GIVE BACK AND DONATE TO BLACK CHARITIES. THEY JUST WANTED AN NFL DEAL. USING CHARITIES AS ANOTHER SMOKE SCREEN AND DEFLECTION.

    YEARS AGO, HARRY BELAFONTE CALLED OUT JAY Z & BEYONCE.

    #KEAPERNICK

  • T Willis

    They hate Kim K. Their ire isn’t based on logic - it’s based on emotion. ?

  • T Willis

    This is ridiculous. The NFL isn’t corrupt and has nothing to do with police shootings against minorities. Nothing. Kaep choose to protest at his place of employment - that was *his* choice - that had nothing to do with the NFL and I don’t understand why black ppl continue to shame a league that is 90% African American millionaires.

  • T Willis

    What has Kaep silent protest changed? Not a dayum thing.

  • T Willis

    Lol smh. So black ppl should be ashamed of being the most talented and celebrated in the world of entertainment? ?
    As long as that check clears, who gives a f*ck about yt ppl’s motives. These nuccas are getting paid millions of dollars a year and are adored worldwide. I’m not about to reduce their contribution and their talent to “shucking and jiving”.

  • T Willis

    That is such bullshit. Black ppl are more entertaining because they’re more talented. I don’t know why folks like you are trying to
    Make black ppl feel ashamed to be talented and celebrated. When entertainers step on the field to perform they are welcomed and embraced. This isn’t like in the early 1900s when they dehumanized and humiliated black performers. In the world today black performers are paid millions and are respected for their artistry. Don’t minimize our contribution or try to imply inferiority

  • T Willis

    They hate KKW. There is no logic for their hatred. It’s all based in emotion.

  • T Willis

    Those black lawyers need her - not the other way around. If black lawyers were making such an impact on the lives on unfairly incarcerated black ppl, then we would have heard about them long before KKW decided to become an attorney. Y’all just hate the fact that a non-black woman (in an interracial relationship) has stepped forward to ratify change for the wrongly incarcerated. Don’t hate her for stepping up - be mad at your people.

  • Li-Wright

    You didn't read what I wrote. There's a difference between paying and attending the game and "watching" the game on TV. TV is up, attendance is down.

  • Alextra Ballard

    With JayZ,it’s always been about money and will always Bey about about money.

  • EMILY POST

    Salute to his individual money grab but wow .... The Entertainment industry does not think it has to do anything for Americans but ask you to buy some ish...,,.. buy those lower my sentence T shirts.....

  • Logan Roberts

    Shocking ?....said no one.

  • Angelique Wiliams

    #shadySandra ...SMH! Who cares about the insinuating negative adjective name calling description of celebrities in your posts! ?! They don’t care cuz they’re making their $$$ ... and there are others who are supportive and I’m happy for them as they live their best lives. Their addition to diversity in historically all white organizations is commendable!

  • Angelique Wiliams

    Yaaaaaasss!

  • Angelique Wiliams

    Soooo?...

  • Angelique Wiliams

    That was funny and creative... #sillyazzsandra

  • TamG

    I thought this was a real question. I honestly don’t know. What was “Formation” about? I kept hearing people say it was some kind of civil rights anthem but the lyrics belie that. The lyrics are about her being “co cky fresh” and getting what she wants. How that translated to a Black power anthem still escapes me. Not being facetious. I honestly don’t get it. I’ve never gotten activist vibes from Beyoncé or Jay-Z. People seem to project onto them things they want them to be rather than what they are. *shrug*

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    EXACTLY.

  • the guest

    Jay Z is joke.

    Why are black folks enthralled by him?

  • the guest

    Just what black folks need, a new way to be objectified by white people.

  • what?why

    Correct on the esteemed Harry Bellefonte- Civil Rights Movement.

  • Md

    Okay so what has Keap and his "WOKE" kneeling friends done to change anything in the last 3 years? We all SHOULD know that police brutality and racial injustice in sports consist! Thank you for enlightening a few who didn't but after 3 years what is next??? If the injustice is there and you have multi talented black people STILL playing in the NFL and accepting a check why is he any different???

  • Md

    Like the black kneeling players are!

  • Bonita

    Blacks can't be racist fool. We have no power in this world. But what we can be is prejudice. And yes, prejudice I am.

  • Bonita

    No wonder your hit dog behind was hollerin. You lay down with those reptilians.

  • Tlowe89

    I’m sorry but that song little brown girl is annoying and sucks. It’s got a bunch of hype because it’s. Celebrity’s child

  • Tlowe89

    By your ppl you mean his family

  • Shamwow

    Don’t care as long as the influence is brown.

  • Stay Homie

    Kim K actually got people released from jail. Jay put monitoring systems on their ankles. But ppl hate kim so they'll say J is the man.

  • LoveChild

    Racist mammy, you again ?. And yeah fat chicks like you can be racist? here’s the definition since you’re ignorant.
    I can tell you’re Blackistani as they are the idiots who say black people can’t be racist

    rac·ism
    /?r??siz?m/

    prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
    "a program to combat racism"
    synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice/bigotry, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, bias, intolerance; More
    the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

  • LoveChild

    Some of these people are clueless they don’t get the real point. Jay is taking care of his black family three black little kids. They’re so used to black kids being unprotected they don’t get the big picture here he’s a family man. He’s not trying to make friends he’s there to make money.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    !!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    ??

  • Bob Dilla

    ?

  • Md

    You're correct, corrupt was a poor choice of a word but I agree with you, I don't understand it either. I'm a fair weathered fan and I'm going to keep watching NFL if my team makes it to the play offs. The "woke" kneeling, paid players or the Carters haven't helped my family.

    Nobody has YET to answer my question on how "woke", kneeling, PAID players who are kneeling for "racial injustice", but yet are getting paid by the same corporation as Jay; are any better than he is? They're all making money to feed THEIR family.

    He's a sellout for getting paid by a "racially injustice" corporation that you are kneeling and get paid from? Pot meet kettle!!

  • Truth ???

    Yep and I'm not the one who just "talks" about what I'm not supporting. I dont watch football AT ALL and I dont go to ANY of their games. Blacks dont have ownership in shït concerning the NFL and what they're paying the players is dog poop compared to what the owners make. Plus, God forbid those players get hurt, their careers are OVER and they better be lucky if they can get a few commercials under their belts before grey hair start setting in.

  • Truth ???

    She comes for Beyackyce constantly...and I secretly love it.???

  • CookieMobster

    Hey y'all! Glad to see the sight is back up!! Went into maintenance mode again last night. Made me have a mini panic attack!! ?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    They live their best lives while encouraging behaviors to the black masses that have lead generations to destruction

  • Alextra Ballard

    Is that Jay-Z hair or a lace front....?????

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Kaepernick didnt protest against NFL racism. It had nothing to do with the NFL. If they offered him a job today, he would take it.

  • The Last Word

    Amen. And the argument that they are fostering diversity in an historically all white organization is silly. The NFL is easily 60 percent black.

    Black people always so eager to live through others.

  • The Last Word

    So short-sighted. He gave the NFL an out.

  • The Last Word

    He has a billion dollars, or he's getting close. I'm pretty sure his kids would be ok at this point without him selling out.

  • The Last Word

    As opposed to glorifying life as a drug dealer and peddling that fantasy to 15 year olds?

  • LoveChild

    ? you know what mind your own business. If you’re a male chances are you don’t even live with your kids. If you’re a woman chances are your baby daddy don’t even live with you.

    Baby daddy culture is so normalized you idiots don’t even care that he’s married taking care of his kids.

    I swirl and I care more about black kids than the rest of you clueless Negroes.

    You fools keep coming for me and I’ll keep repeating Team J ???you don’t like it tough?

  • Md

    If he's a sell out for getting paid by the NFL then so are the "woke", kneeling players that are getting paid by the same corporation!! According to MANY, I thought that he and his wife were broke, didn't own houses and basically can't retire and enjoy their children because they have to work off debt??? So if they're in debt why should they give up an opportunity to feed their kids but blacks who are also feeding their families by getting a check and kneeling get credit for being with "the movement" and not a sell out? Lol

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    60% black on the field but behind the scenes in the offices pure white

  • Faithz

    So right about that.

  • Faithz

    Absolutely.

  • The Last Word

    You know what, mind YOUR business. You responded to someone else's post, and I responded to your (dumb) post. If you dont like it, dont post.

    And your ad hominem (that's latin, look it up) attacks are both false and ridiculous.

    Team J -- more like Team Tom.