Since the announcement of Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation working in partnership with the NFL, It has been a polarizing topic on various platforms with most taking shots at the billion-dollar entrepreneur from Marcy for reasons regarding the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Super Bowl Performances, Colin Kaepernick and more. In his recent interview with the New York Times, Jay-Z touched on all of these issues plus more with statements like
“He [Colin Kaepernick] was done wrong. I would understand if it was three months ago. But it was three years ago and someone needs to say, ‘What do we do now — because people are still dying?”
JAY-Z said. He explained that he can live with the criticism if he is able to use the NFL’s platform to inspire change. “As long as real people are being hurt and marginalized and losing family members, then yes, I can take a couple rounds of negative press.”
In the interview, Jay-Z also explains that the higher purpose behind his Roc Nation-NFL partnership is to get inside the establishment to bring a representation of color and try to foster a nationwide cultural dialogue.
Head over to New York Times to read the full interview.