I love how people are trying to shame this permanent A list rapper.
The rapper and his A list wife have a long history of not giving a hoot about anything other than how big the check is.
Time and time again, people have tried to call them out for things they have done or money they have taken and they just don’t care.
Nothing is going to make them start now.
Jay-Z Isn’t a Sellout, He’s a Capitalist
The worlds of sports, social justice, and hip hop are still reeling from the news that Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, the rap legend and self-branded socially conscious billionaire, has entered into a partnership with the NFL to be the league’s “live music entertainment strategist.” Carter also plans to help direct the NFL’s “Inspire Change” initiative.
But there was Shawn Carter, grinning from ear to ear, giving an equally toothy Roger Goodell a big pound and a hug before they sat for their press conference to announce this powerhouse alliance. With the subtlety of a blowtorch, they staged this presser on the third anniversary of Kaepernick’s first anthem protest. The message was clear: This was about turning the page on Kaepernick and any protest that would directly confront racism either in the NFL or on the platform the league provides.
Carter addressed this explicitly, saying, “We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success. This is the next phase. There [are] two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest, and then the company or the individual says, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?’” – Source