Thanks to newly emerged details and continued conversation on social media outlets from celebrities, fans, spectators, and insiders, Jay-Z‘s recently announced partnership with the NFL continues to prove itself a hot topic (click here to read).
The controversy around the business move is not only centered around the league’s problematic relationship with its players of color, but also Jay’s own public statements damning the organization – even declining an invite to perform at the Super Bowl. Shortly after the news initially broke, Grammy award-winning songwriter/producer Bryan Michael Cox – credited with some of the biggest R&B hits of the last 20 years (Mariah Carey, Usher, Mary J. Blige, etc.) – added fuel to the fire when he revealed his longtime friend and fellow Urban hitmaker Jermaine Dupri was offered a deal similar to Hov’s.
The issue? Cox says Jay personally contacted JD and told him to decline the very deal (to co-produce the Super Bowl) he’s now signed. Ouch!
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— Bryan-Michael Cox (@bryanmichaelcox) August 14, 2019
As of time reported, Dupri has not corroborated Cox’s statement.