Vince Staples Discusses Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand up during the playing of the national anthem at his football games has sparked a nationwide debate.

Some people took issue with the San Francisco 49ers quarterback for what they perceived as being disrespectful to the country and the military. Those critics included fellow sports figures such as Jerry Rice, Drew Brees, Rodney Harrison, and Jim Harbaugh.

Others supported Kaepernick’s right to quietly object to systemic racism and police brutality. Even many service members stood up for the NFL player with the  #VeteransForKaepernick trending topic on Twitter.

Long Beach emcee Vince Staples expressed his thoughts on the controversy in his own series of tweets. He wrote in one post, “If you all want everyone to love and enjoy the national anthem we should start a [GoFundMe campaign] to get Mustard on the beat.”

The Prima Donna EP creator expounded on his statements during a sit down with Power 106’s The Cruz Show.

“You don’t think that would be fire though?” responded Staples when asked about his suggestion for DJ Mustard to produce “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

He added, “The national anthem is weak… To be honest, I never really sung along with the national anthem in my life.”