Jay-Z‘s decision to partner with the NFL is creating unnecessary trouble for his brand.
An update on the story below…
Jay partnered with the National Football League to create exciting new opportunities for his company Roc Nation and help the organisation learn more about the issues many have said it has turned a blind eye to.
When news of the deal broke some were led to believe that Colin Kaepernick, the athlete who was blacklisted by the NFL for speaking out against the problems Jay hopes to solve, had spoken to the rapper about it before he was announced.
Now, reps for Colin say that Jay-Z set out to deceive the world if he gave anyone the impression that he had considered how the lucrative deal would affect the unemployed athlete and his social justice causes.
He told reporters that he had spoken with Kaepernick.
“I would never tell you what me and Kap’s private conversation was about, but we spoke, yeah,” Jay-Z said, according to Variety.
Camp Colin says that that is a greasy lie.
Colin Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, says despite what Jay claimed in the meeting, Kap did NOT talk to Jay-Z prior to partnering with the NFL.
Jay loyalists struck back.
Nobody is seeing the BIGGER picture with Jay Z partnering with the #NFL he now is basically controlling the Super bowl halftime performance and other things. Who knows he may help Kaepernick get back in the NFL. Its more to it than just joining them for the money.
— Nasir (@Nasir53962753) August 14, 2019
My unpopular opinion; everyone should not be on Jay Z case right now. He’s the black voice we needed for the NFL… tf is wrong with y’all. So many black people putting him down. It’s a bigger picture here.
— k (@KelleyKelss) August 17, 2019
Others feel differently.
Something don't feel right about Jay z and the NFL. I really want to know what was the point of Jay Z telling Travis Scott to not work with the NFL only to partner up with them a year later.
— Greg (@itsgreg72) August 14, 2019
The same Jay Z that collaborated with Barneys after they locked that young black man up for spending his own money? https://t.co/5CaKfhSDX5
— Tiffany Stone (@ToughTycoon) August 16, 2019