Entertainment Jay-Z on NFL Anthem Protests: 'It's Not About the Flag, It's About Justice'

20:24  14 november  2017
20:24  14 november  2017 Source:   Rolling Stone

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Jay - Z continued to use his 4:44 Tour as a springboard to discuss injustices in America, taking aim at criticizing NFL players’ National Anthem protests . “I want y’all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fists up in the air and doing what they’re doing, it ’ s not about the flag , it ’ s

Jay - Z continued to use his tour as a springboard to discuss injustices, taking aim at those criticizing NFL players' anthem protests . "I want y'all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fists up in the air and doing what they're doing, it ' s not about the flag , it ' s about justice ," the

Jay-Z on NFL Protests: Jay-Z continued to use his tour as a springboard to discuss injustices, with the rapper taking aim at those criticizing NFL players' anthem protests. © Gustavo Caballero/Getty Jay-Z continued to use his tour as a springboard to discuss injustices, with the rapper taking aim at those criticizing NFL players' anthem protests.

Jay-Z continued to use his 4:44 Tour as a springboard to discuss injustices in America, taking aim at criticizing NFL players' National Anthem protests.

"I want y'all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fists up in the air and doing what they're doing, it's not about the flag, it's about justice," the rapper said at his Miami gig Sunday (via TMZ). "It's about injustice. And that's not a black or white thing, it's a human issue."

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Trending right now. Jay Z Explains That The NFL Protests Are Not About A Flag , But Justice . He took the time in between songs to remind those in the arena that taking a knee during the anthem is not at all about protesting the flag or the military–even though that’ s the narrative many people have

Kaepernick, who was named "Citizen of the Year" by GQ magazine, remains unsigned, and many people believe he was blackballed by the NFL for kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police violence against black people. It ’ s about justice .

Jay-Z previously honored Colin Kaepernick, the player considered the catalyst of the anthem protests, by dedicating a song to him at the Meadows Festival and wearing the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback's jersey during the rapper's Saturday Night Live musical guest appearance.

Jay-Z, who also condemned a judge's decision to send Meek Mill back to prison for crimes he committed as a teenager, has worn a custom Kaepernick jersey throughout his tour.

Related video: Jay-Z Called Meek Mill's Prison Sentence 'Unjust and Heavy Handed' (via NowThisNews)

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Monday TMZ posted a video from rapper Jay - Z ’ s Sunday night concert in Miami, which he offers his take on the NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem . Read More Stories About: Big Hollywood, Breitbart TV, Jay - Z , NFL protest .

Jay - Z on NFL Protests It ' s NOT About the Flag His point was those critics are twisting the message, which is really " about justice and injustice" regardless of race.

On Sunday, after Kaepernick was named GQ's Citizen of the Year, Jay-Z's Roc Nation signee J. Cole similarly praised the athlete to GQ. "Colin and I met years ago … I actually went to the first game he really played in, against the Jets. I just happened to be at that game. It hit another level for me the second I learned he was taking a knee," Cole said.

"Suddenly something that he’s been doing blindly for his whole life — standing for the national anthem — now feels uncomfortable. Why? Because now it feels phony! It feels like, Man, how can I stand for this thing when this country is not holding itself true to the principles it says it stands for."

Cole previously called on his fans to boycott the NFL over the league's alleged blacklisting of Kaepernick.

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