Cardi B Weighs In on Jay Z's NFL Deal and Colin Kaepernick
'I Feel Like Jay-Z Can Bring Back Colin Kaepernick.' Celebrities Weigh in on Jay Z's New NFL Deal
BY CADY LANG AUGUST 19, 2019
The Bronx rapper told TMZ on Saturday that she thinks that Jay Z and Roc Nation consulting on entertainment and social justice projects for the NFL could “make a change.” Jay Z, who will act as a “live music entertainment strategist” for the NFL, has been criticized for working with the league in light of its treatment of Colin Kaepernick following his activism.
“I feel like he didn’t [go] on an NFL deal without an agreement,” she said. “I feel like he went in there like, ‘All right, if you guys want me to work with y’all, y’all need to put my people in here. Y’all need to do things my way.’ I feel like he’s gonna change it.”
Cardi also said that she hoped that Jay Z would be able to influence the league to hire Kaepernick, who has not played in the league since 2016, following tensions over his decision to kneel during the national anthem as a form of peaceful protest against police brutality and racial inequality.