(AllHipHop News) EA Sports found itself in the middle of a public relations controversy after Twitter users discovered Colin Kaepernick's name was cut from a song on the Madden NFL 19 soundtrack. A verse by Big Sean on YG's song "Big Bank" mentions Kap, but the lyric was censored on the Madden playlist.
Both Big Sean and Kaepernick reacted to the omission on Twitter. Sean tweeted, "It’s disappointing and appalling [NFL] & [EA] took [Kaepernick’s] name out of my verse on Big Bank for Madden 19, like it was a curse word. When he's not a curse, he's a gift! Nobody from my team approved any of this."
Kap responded to the Detroit-bred rapper. The former starting quarterback wrote, "Much love brother! Thank you for having my back!" YG also spoke about the cut from his song by saying he had nothing to do with that "Madden sh*t.' He demanded an apology from EA Sports and the NFL.
EA addressed the situation, by stating, "We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack. Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don't have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn't affect soundtracks."
The company added, "We messed up, and the edit should never have happened. We will make it right, with an update to Madden NFL 19 on August 6 that will include the reference again. We meant no disrespect, and we apologize to Colin, to YG and Big Sean, to the NFL, to all of their fans and our players for this mistake."
That statement did not seem to satisfy Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab. The Hot 97 personality tweeted, "It’s NOT a screw up when you [Madden NFL 19] did it two consecutive years. You scrubbed [Kaepernick‘s] name last year on the song 'Bars of Soap' and THIS year on 'Big Bank.' DID the [NFL] tell you to scrub his name out TWICE?"