Reid was the first player to join Kaepernick in kneeling. Yes he's done a lot of great work; a lot of great social justice work. Variety notes that details about which team he's eyeing or exactly when the deal will be finalized have not yet been revealed, but news of the billionaire hip-hop star and entrepreneur becoming part owner has fueled the ongoing heated debate on Twitter about Jay's "betrayal" to the cultural with his National Football League partnership.
The rap star, who once rapped "I said no to the Super Bowl, you need me, I don't need you", will now help select acts for the Super Bowl half-time show. Tell me this, and be honest, do you sincerely think the joy in this photo is about social justice and civil rights?
JAY-Z is making another power play. Now that we all know what's going on what are we going to do?
The partnership will serve to "enhance the NFL's live game experiences and to amplify the league's social justice efforts", according to an NFL press release. One can not stop wondering if the music deal was only to get closer to the football League for an eventual profitable business. Terms were not disclosed. It seems the news has been met with some contempt form Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid. Reid, 27, got a three-year, $22 million deal this past offseason.
Kaepernick has effectively been frozen out of the game for "taking a knee" during a pre-game national anthem in protest at the treatment of black people in America. I could be completely wrong. "But what is disgusting and disappointing is Jay-Z let them use him". "We get to pretend we care about the black community, and we get to hide behind Malcolm Jenkins' face, and we get to hide behind Jay-Z's face and not do anything".
Via Twitter, Wiley posted a VladTV link on Reid's comments and said the following: "Disgusted again by his emotional thinking!" It's the same thing that everybody says. Reid asked. "We'll see". You go outside and you protest, and then the company or the individual says, 'I hear you. We all played bad today. Jay-Z knowingly made a money move. "He's capitalized on this situation. [Help] millions and millions of people, or we get stuck on Colin not having a job". "I don't have words".