(TELESUR) – The U.S. hip-hop star Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter came under fuel Thursday for allegedly helping National Football League (NFL) to “bury” Colin Kaepernick’s football career.
Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, made a deal with the NFL this week which would allow them to choose performers for the league’s events included Super Bowl half-time shows.
Jay-Z and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference Wednesday where they were asked repeatedly about Kaepernick, who has gone unsigned since the end of the 2016 season after drawing national attention for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police killing Black men.
Coincidentally, Kaepernick wrote on Twitter that Wednesday marked three years anniversary of him taking a stand against institutional racism.
“Today marks the three year anniversary of the first time I protested systemic oppression. I continue to work and stand with the people in our fight for liberation, despite those who are trying to erase the movement! The movement has always lived with the people!” the star-player said.