Jay-Z discusses his partnership with the NFL

Just a few hours ago Jay-Z met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold at Roc Nation headquarters to hold a press conference. A wide variety of questions were asked primarily ones pertaining to the legendary rappers stance on Colin Kaepernick remaining left off of an NFL roster, His take on players kneeling, Asking Travis Scott to not perform at the Super Bowl last year and much more. Here are some of the responses that Jay-Z gave when asked about those questions

I think that we forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice so in that case this is a success — this is the next thing. There’s two parts of protest: the protest, and then there’s a company or individual saying ‘I hear you, what do we do next?’ For me it’s about actionable items, what are we gonna do about it? We get stuck on Colin not having a job, you know what I’m saying? And this is more than that. I support any protest that’s effective, I’m into action, I’m into real work I’m not into how it looks from the outside. If protesting on the field is the most effective way, then protest on the field. But if you have a vehicle that can inspire change and speak to the masses at the same time, it’s hard to steal the narrative away.”

“I did ask Travis to not perform, I didn’t see him playing second fiddle to anyone after the monster year that he’d had with his successful album and singles.”

Jay-Z reportedly became agitated when a reporter asked him if the national anthem was playing would he kneel or stand, responding

I think we’re past kneeling. I think it’s time for action.

Then the same reported asked whether he wanted people to stop protesting, he fired back

“No, I don’t want people to stop protesting at all. Kneeling is a form of protest. We need to bring light to the issue, I think everyone knows what the issue is” — he asked people around the table, “Do you . know what the issue is?” then returned to his point — We all know the issue now — okay, next? To be clear to the room, I’m not minimizing that part of it, that’s a necessary part of the process. But now we all know what’s going on: The kneeling was not about Colin having a job, it was about ‘let me bring attention to injustice.’ Now how do we address that injustice? What’s the way forward?”

Source: Variety.com

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