(AllHipHop News) One day after J. Cole showed public support to Colin Kaepernick following the announcement of Jay-Z's controversial partnership with the NFL, another Roc Nation affiliated rapper seems to be sending a message to detractors of Hov and himself. Meek Mill took to Twitter to get something off his chest.
"I really lived police brutality and injustices .... so a critic could never judge the way I operate and make moves to contribute to help fix the problem .... especially if you never experienced it first hand! 👌🏾," tweeted Meek.
The Philadelphia-raised emcee/activist teamed with Roc Nation founder Jay-Z, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, CNN political contributor Van Jones, and others to create the REFORM Alliance. The well-funded organization is working to change the laws and policies in the United States that perpetuate injustice.
Many public figures, including Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab of Hot 97, slammed Jay's decision to sign a deal with the NFL while the league is still supposedly holding a grudge against the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. Kap believes he is currently being prevented from joining a team as punishment for igniting the peaceful "Take A Knee" protests during the national anthem.
However, supporters of Jay-Z's decision to partner with the league point out that Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid agreed to a settlement, reportedly worth less than $10 million, in order to end a collusion case against the NFL. All parties were also required to sign a confidentiality agreement. The same "sell-out" label that is being placed on Jay-Z now was also used against Kaepernick following the revelation of the football league's payout.
Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter) responded to the Kaepernick issue during a news conference this week. The Brooklyn-bred billionaire stated, "Everyone heard, we hear what you're saying, and everybody knows I agree with what you're saying [in Kaepernick's underlying message]. So what are we gonna do? You know what I'm saying? [Help] millions and millions of people, or we get stuck on Colin not having a job."