Rapper and billionaire Jay-Z is getting some backlash for his new partnership with the NFL. The deal is meant to promote a social justice initiative and expand entertainment options for the league. But some players are accusing him of selling out. City Lab staff writer Brentin Mock joined CBSN AM to discuss the fallout.
Jay- Z has announced that his entertainment company Roc Nation is joining forces with the NFL for a music and social justice partnership that has put the music mogul and rap icon on the defensive, as many perceive this move as attempting to paper over the Read more
Two of the three NFL players who continue to take a knee -- the Panthers' Eric Reid and the Dolphins' Kenny Stills -- have taken issue with Jay-Z's comments as he discussed his partnership with the league.
Rapper Jay-Z's Roc Nation company has entered into a Deal with the NFL that blurs the line of culture and commerce by putting a price tag on oppression. The NFL is a $15 billion enterprise, so has Jay-Z become a glorified halftime playlist curator, or will this move the needle on social justice?
American pop-singer Cardi B is confident enough that rapper Jay-Z will bring player Colin Kaepernick back into the National Football League (NFL) after the recent controversy.According to Fox News, the former San Francisco quarterback hasn't played in the league since the 2016 season, after he opted out of his contract following disputes over kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality against people of colour.The 31-year-old player shared a video last week reminding NFL teams that he was "still ready" to play if called upon.The 26-year-old pop-singer told TMZ on Saturday that, "Accor" I feel like Jay-Z can bring back Colin Kaepernick. I feel like he has that power. I feel like Jay-Z can do it."The singer also believed that despite the controversy surrounding Jay-Z pairing his Roc Nation entertainment brand with the NFL, she believes his motives are pure towards the player."I think that he could make a change. I don't think he'd go on an NFL deal without an ...