Rapper Jay-Z has been facing backlash after news surfaced of him working with the NFL for a music and social justice campaign. It’s also been reported that Hova has shown interest in owning a team.
The rapper’s Roc Nation company will work with the league and be the “live music entertainment strategist” for the league. Which includes working together with the league’s Inspire Change activism campaign.
This comes a year after Hova dissed the football league in a song off his “Everything is Love” album with his wife Beyoncé. In one of his songs, he rapped about declining the super bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick.
During the song APESH*T he says “I said no to the Super Bowl, you need me, I don’t need you”
In light of this news, a large number of celebrities have publicly condemned Jay. Celebrities such as Rihanna, Eric Reid, and Nessa have all stepped forward with the disapproval.
Hova is also facing backlash after his comments about kneeling. He said last week “I think we’ve moved past kneeling,” he told reporters during a news conference with NFL Commissioner. He continued to say ” I think it’s time to go into actionable items, the NFL has a huge platform and we can use that huge platform.”