Cardi B Weighs In On Jay-Z's NFL Partnership & Colin Kaepernick's NFL Future
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(AllHipHop News) Cardi B is known to voice her thoughts on subjects ranging from putting ketchup in the refrigerator to presidential politics. It was probably inevitable that the Bronx-born rapper would discuss the controversial partnership between Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and the NFL.
"I think that [Jay-Z] could make a change. I feel like he didn't [do] an NFL deal without an agreement," Cardi told a paparazzi cameraman. "I feel like he went in there like, 'Aright, if you guys want me to work with y'all, y'all need to bring my people in here. Y'all need to do things my way.' I feel like he's gonna change it."
The "I Like It" hitmaker added, "I feel like Jay-Z can bring back Colin Kaepernick [to the NFL]. I feel so. I feel like he has that power... I feel like Jay-Z can do it." There have been unconfirmed reports that Jay is planning to become a franchise owner.
Kaepernick has allegedly been blackballed by NFL executives for kneeling during the national anthem. Kaepernick's peaceful protest was centered on bringing awareness to racial injustice in America. He eventually settled a collusion grievance with the NFL where the 31-year-old athlete/activist was reportedly given less than $10 million and was required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Cardi B has been very supportive of the former San Francisco 49ers player. At the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, she shouted out Kaepernick during the height of the backlash against the quarterback. The entertainer stated, "Colin Kaepernick, as long as you kneel with us, we're gonna be standing for you. That's right. I said it."
Jay-Z, who also backed Kaepernick in 2017 by wearing a "Colin K" jersey on Saturday Night Live, is now facing negative reactions for aligning with the National Football League. The Roc Nation boss and REFORM Alliance founding partner addressed his critics by suggesting the kneeling protest was a necessary part to move the conversation to this point but now it was time to implement actionable items in order to bring meaningful reform.