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NFL Star Eric Reid Goes In-In On JAY-Z For Announcing New INSPIRE CHANGE Apparel Rollout W/ Meek Mill

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New York rap mogul JAY-Z can’t help but keep sparking drama. NFL star Eric Reid went to social media this week to go at the music icon following his publicized deal with the controversial league.

Reid jumped on Twitter this week to let loose on JAY using his social justice campaign to ultimately put out a line of upcoming clothes called Inspire Change.

Heading into the weekend, buzz developed about JAY teaming up with the NFL and music stars like Meek Mill for an Inspire Change concert and apparel.

The NFL and rap mogul Jay-z provided a first glimpse on how their controversial partnership might work on Friday, announcing a free “Inspire Change” concert to be performed before the league’s opening game on Thursday. Performing at the concert will be Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor and Rapsody, all three of whom have also been named “Inspire Change” advocates. Artists of various genres will reportedly create new music for a Songs of the Season campaign that will debut during games and simultaneously hit streaming platforms. Because this is the NFL, an apparel line also reportedly in the works. (Yahoo! Sports)

The apparel line’s profits are expected to help fund social injustice movements.

The bigger part of the deal, though, is the apparel line — because it seems to have Jay’s fingerprint all over it. After successfully launching his Rocawear and Paper Planes (that Roc Nation logo you see everywhere) … he knows there’s big money in clothing and caps. Roc Nation and the league say the revenue from Inspire Change apparel will fund Inspire Change programs across the U.S. — with a focus on  “economic empowerment, police and community relations, and criminal justice reform.” (TMZ)

A few weeks ago, JAY raised eyebrows after announcing an undisclosed partnership with the NFL and his Roc Nation company.

Earlier this month, JAY-Z and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that JAY-Z and his production company, Roc Nation, would work with the league as a “live music entertainment strategist.” They’ll work together on Super Bowl halftime programming in addition to the NFL’s Inspire Change nonprofit. (Pitchfork)

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Cardi B Co-Signs JAY-Z’s NFL Deal + Believes He Can Help Colin Kaepernick: “I Feel Like He Has That Power”

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New York rapper Cardi B is in JAY-Z‘s corner. The Bronx native has shared her two cents on Young How striking a controversial NFL/Roc Nation deal.

In a new interview, Cardi appeared optimistic about what JAY will ultimately do by partnering up with the professional football league.

“I think that he can make a change. I don’t think he went [in] on an NFL deal without an agreement – I feel like he went in there like, ‘Alright, if y’all want me to work with y’all, y’all need to bring my peoples in there.’ … I feel like JAY-Z could bring back Colin Kaepernick. I feel so. I feel like he has that power…I feel like JAY-Z could do it.” (TMZ)

This past weekend, rapper Mysonne went to Instagram to encourage fans to support both JAY-Z and NFL free agent/Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick.

Last week, retired NBA champion Matt Barnes went to Instagram to encourage fans to let JAY’s situation come together before slamming him for joining forces with the controversial football league.

According to new reports, JAY’s publicized NFL/Roc Nation partnership will ultimately allow him to take ownership in a professional team.

Jay-Z had multiple reasons for becoming part of the NFL family, and TMZ Sports has learned one of them is that he is going to become part owner of an NFL team … and it’s going to happen soon. Sources connected to Jay and with direct knowledge tell us … Jay is going to have a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team. As for which team … we’re not being told, but we are told “it is going to happen in the near future.” (TMZ)

Over the past few days, JAY’s NFL deal has sparked backlash from strong supporters of NFL free agent and Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick.

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(Click the link in my bio for a full breakdown.) When Jay Z says “We’re past kneeling” exactly who does he mean by “we?” Because he never took a knee. It’s a slap in the face of my brothers @kstills & @e_reid35 who, with the pressure of the world on their backs, are still taking a knee AND doing the hard work to fight for people off the field. Here’s what I know, because they tell me: people whose loved ones who are killed by police feel forgotten. Can you even name a single person killed by police this year? It’s already over 700 people. And their stories aren’t even being told. And they tell me they are GRATEFUL to know that Kenny and Eric and @kaepernick7 have not forgotten them. I have to say this again: If a man had aided my friend losing his career for 3 years, and continued to do so, this picture could not be a reality. Tell me this, and be honest, do you sincerely think the joy in this photo is about social justice and civil rights? Do you think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is THIS happy because he knows they are about to do some hardcore work on police brutality? This is a money photo of two men very happy because they just helped each other out in a very particular kind of way. Listen, my job is to speak truth to power. It’s why I’m independent. I’ve appeared in Jay Z’s documentaries. I love some of his work, but no man is beyond discussion or criticism.

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JAY-Z In Position To Sign Colin Kaepernick? Reports Claim Young Hov To Become NFL Team Co-Owner

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Music mogul JAY-Z might be playing chess out here. New reports claim Young Hov is low-key gearing up to become an NFL co-owner.

According to new reports, JAY’s publicized NFL/Roc Nation partnership will ultimately allow him to take ownership in a professional team.

Jay-Z had multiple reasons for becoming part of the NFL family, and TMZ Sports has learned one of them is that he is going to become part owner of an NFL team … and it’s going to happen soon. Sources connected to Jay and with direct knowledge tell us … Jay is going to have a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team. As for which team … we’re not being told, but we are told “it is going to happen in the near future.” (TMZ)

Over the past few days, JAY’s NFL deal has sparked backlash from strong supporters of NFL free agent and Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick.

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(Click the link in my bio for a full breakdown.) When Jay Z says “We’re past kneeling” exactly who does he mean by “we?” Because he never took a knee. It’s a slap in the face of my brothers @kstills & @e_reid35 who, with the pressure of the world on their backs, are still taking a knee AND doing the hard work to fight for people off the field. Here’s what I know, because they tell me: people whose loved ones who are killed by police feel forgotten. Can you even name a single person killed by police this year? It’s already over 700 people. And their stories aren’t even being told. And they tell me they are GRATEFUL to know that Kenny and Eric and @kaepernick7 have not forgotten them. I have to say this again: If a man had aided my friend losing his career for 3 years, and continued to do so, this picture could not be a reality. Tell me this, and be honest, do you sincerely think the joy in this photo is about social justice and civil rights? Do you think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is THIS happy because he knows they are about to do some hardcore work on police brutality? This is a money photo of two men very happy because they just helped each other out in a very particular kind of way. Listen, my job is to speak truth to power. It’s why I’m independent. I’ve appeared in Jay Z’s documentaries. I love some of his work, but no man is beyond discussion or criticism.

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In a new radio interview, music pioneer Ice Cube explained why the undisclosed JAY/NFL deal should be celebrated instead of looked down upon.

“I think it’s good. I think he can definitely help the NFL make the right decisions when it comes to whatever they want to do in the community. I don’t understand where the controversy is coming from. You bring something up, you bring something to the light, and the company absorbs that and then makes a change. It’s cool because, actually the case is over and they don’t really have to make this change. They don’t even have to even do this because the grievance with Kaepernick has been settled so by them going the extra mile and doing this with JAY-Z, it shows that there is some sincerity on their part in changing the narrative and doing better things. So, that’s really what it’s all about.” (Jam’n 107.5)

This week, JAY spoke to media about the perception of only using his new Roc Nation/NFL partnership as an opportunity to address players kneeling to protest police brutality.

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Ice Cube Supports JAY-Z’s NFL Partnership: “He Can Definitely Help The NFL Make The Right Decisions”

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Music pioneer Ice Cube is standing up for JAY-Z. The hip-hop veteran has shared a major co-sign for Young Hov and his publicized Roc Nation/NFL partnership.

In a new radio interview, Cube explained why the undisclosed deal should be celebrated instead of looked down upon.

“I think it’s good. I think he can definitely help the right decisions when it comes to whatever they want to do in the community. I don’t understand where the controversy is coming from. You bring something up, you bring something to the light, and the company absorbs that and then makes a change. It’s cool because, actually the case is over and they don’t really have to make this change. They don’t even have to even do this because the grievance with Kaepernick has been settled so by them going the extra mile and doing this with JAY-Z, it shows that there is some sincerity on their part in changing the narrative and doing better things. So, that’s really what it’s all about.” (Jam’n 107.5)

This week, JAY spoke to media about the perception of only using his new Roc Nation/NFL partnership as an opportunity to address players kneeling to protest police brutality.

Despite the huge power move, some media outlets have questioned JAY’s interest in really bringing social justice with the partnership.

Jay-Z has earned the benefit of the doubt, however. I’ve racked my brain trying to find the hidden chess move or way that this can continue the work the businessman has put forth in the last half-decade, but I don’t know how he or anyone thinks that partnering with the NFL can bring tangible, real-life change. His quotes since the announcement have only augmented my concerns: “I have to believe that even if it’s not sincere, we’re going to get things done,” he told the New York Times. He also told the Wall Street Journal that “I can’t control—no one can control—the world that we live in currently, and people’s choice to vote self-interests.” These are both very neutered comments from someone who has seemingly been so invested in challenging established structures and corporate American mainstays. Right now, all evidence points to Jay-Z cashing out, creating a new capitalist opportunity for Jay-Z and Jay-Z alone. (Even if this is a move to become the first black NFL owner, the net benefactor is Jay-Z and the NFL’s pockets.) (Playboy)

This week, both rap stars Wale and J. Cole went to their Twitter pages to salute Kaepernick.

According to JAY-Z, he did talk to Kaepernick but details about his stance toward a new Roc Nation/NFL partnership remain unknown.

Jay-Z and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gathered with reporters for a press conference at Roc Nation’s offices on Wednesday to discuss their new entertainment and social-awareness partnership, which was revealed yesterday after news leaked. Jay and Goodell said that they both have had conversations with Kaepernick, but declined to reveal any details about those conversations, or what his stance on the partnership may be. Asked whether they plan to involve Kaepernick in the partnership, Jay said, “You’ll have to ask him, I’m not his boss. That’s for him to say.” (Variety)

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Colin Kaepernick Shares Training Clip + Reminds Us He’s Ready For NFL Comeback: “Thank You For Having My Back!”

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NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick is ready to get back to it. The publicized Black Lives Matter activist has shared a clip reminding fans he’s ready for a huge comeback.

CK went to Instagram Thursday to thank fans for supporting his initiatives and to share a training video.

This week, various hip-hop entertainers and media personalities have flexed support for Kaepernick after news developed about music icon JAY-Z partnering up with the NFL.

New York rapper Mysonne also explained his issues with the NFL’s alleged stance against Colin Kaepernick.

“So I’ve been asked to give my opinion on this, seeing as how I have been “VERY VOCAL” in my call for a Boycott of the NFL and my Standing with @kaepernick7 . For The Record I’m still Boycotting the NFL until @kaepernick7 is playing, but I am not Mad about #jayz making this Partnership. Jay has shown solidarity by Refusing to perform by Vocally expressing his protest in music, but now he has an opportunity to sit at the Table and Make Change! He has the opportunity to sit at the table and make sure what happened to @kaepernick7 and @e_reid35 NEVER happens Again!! I do Respect @e_reid35 position tho, it does Seem disingenuous to do now after The news of Trumps Fundraising and all the flack The @nfl is Recieving to partner with @rocnation now, But we want Change so I have to see What Jay and Roc Nation Plan to do with the Partnership! Jay has yet to Shuck.and jive or be A token Nigga so I dont believe he will Now! I have to give him the benefit of the doubt! I hope one of his first missions are to Get @kaepernick7 a job on a team. That would be dope, but I must admit @kaepernick7 silence after his settlement is confusing to Many of Us who support him. Most dont know whether to Boycott or celebrate!! I respect Eric Reid but hes playing on a team sooo 🤷🏾‍♂️… @kaepernick7 if you see this King . You started A movement and your followers Need some direction here!! As for @rocnation please do the work I believe you will do. ( Ps. Im Still Not Watching A NFL .. ) #iworkforthepeople#Godswork#Soulnotforsale (Mysonne’s Instagram)

This week, JAY-Z spoke to media about the perception of only using his new Roc Nation/NFL partnership as an opportunity to address players kneeling to protest police brutality.

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JAY-Z Says NFL Partnership Is Way Bigger Than Colin Kaepernick: “We’re Past Kneeling. Now Let’s Address Injustice!”

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Music icon JAY-Z is making it 100 percent clear – his NFL partnership is way bigger than football players kneeling. The hip-hop mogul has further addressed the motivation behind teaming up with the controversial professional league.

This week, Young Hov spoke to media about the perception of only using his new Roc Nation/NFL partnership as an opportunity to address players kneeling to protest police brutality.

Despite the huge power move, some media outlets have questioned JAY’s interest in really bringing social justice with the partnership.

Jay-Z has earned the benefit of the doubt, however. I’ve racked my brain trying to find the hidden chess move or way that this can continue the work the businessman has put forth in the last half-decade, but I don’t know how he or anyone thinks that partnering with the NFL can bring tangible, real-life change. His quotes since the announcement have only augmented my concerns: “I have to believe that even if it’s not sincere, we’re going to get things done,” he told the New York Times. He also told the Wall Street Journal that “I can’t control—no one can control—the world that we live in currently, and people’s choice to vote self-interests.” These are both very neutered comments from someone who has seemingly been so invested in challenging established structures and corporate American mainstays. Right now, all evidence points to Jay-Z cashing out, creating a new capitalist opportunity for Jay-Z and Jay-Z alone. (Even if this is a move to become the first black NFL owner, the net benefactor is Jay-Z and the NFL’s pockets.) (Playboy)

This week, both rap stars Wale and J. Cole went to their Twitter pages to salute Kaepernick.

According to JAY-Z, he did talk to Kaepernick but details about his stance toward a new Roc Nation/NFL partnership remain unknown.

Jay-Z and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gathered with reporters for a press conference at Roc Nation’s offices on Wednesday to discuss their new entertainment and social-awareness partnership, which was revealed yesterday after news leaked. Jay and Goodell said that they both have had conversations with Kaepernick, but declined to reveal any details about those conversations, or what his stance on the partnership may be. Asked whether they plan to involve Kaepernick in the partnership, Jay said, “You’ll have to ask him, I’m not his boss. That’s for him to say.” (Variety)

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JAY-Z Partners W/ NFL For Music + Social Justice + T.I. Calls Him The G.O.A.T

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Music icon JAY-Z just did the unthinkable. The hip-hop veteran has officially teamed up with the NFL to bring social justice to the controversial league.

According to reports, Young Hov and his Roc Nation brand will also focus on strategizing the league’s music.

The deal with Roc Nation, the rapper’s entertainment and sports company, calls for the firm to be the N.F.L.’s “live music entertainment strategist,” a role that will see Roc Nation and Jay-Z consulting on entertainment, including the Super Bowl halftime show, and contributing to the league’s activism campaign, Inspire Change. (NY Times)

The move also comes after yearly protests against the NFL for condemning players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

The N.F.L. is keen to portray the Roc Nation deal as a way to bring more high-profile entertainers to its events. It also represents an effort to quiet the long-running controversy over its handling of players kneeling or sitting during the national anthem — most notably by Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback — and to form a bond with its most vigilant and influential critics. (NY Times)

The massive game-changing move even sparked a mighty co-sign from Atlanta rap star T.I.

Over the past few years, JAY has publicly taken aim at the league for its treatment of players like Black Lives Matter activist and NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick.

For years, Jay-Z was critical of the NFL’s handling of peaceful protests from various players like Colin Kaepernick, who decided to kneel during the national anthem to bring attention to various forms of police brutality. In 2018, Jay called Kaepernick an “iconic figure” on CNN’s The Van Jones Show and showed his support for the quarterback onstage and during performances on Saturday Night Live. (Rolling Stone)

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Watch: Karrueche’s Boo Victor Cruz Reveals How He’s Staying Fit During NFL Retirement

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Former NFL superstar Victor Cruz is keeping his body right even in retirement. The ex-New York Giants champion went to social media this week with a sneak peek at his workout routine.

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Consistency. @mr_ericrakofsky

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Look: Odell Beckham Jr. Keeps It 100 W/ NFL Season On Deck – “In 1 Summer, Everything Can Change”

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NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr. looks like he’s ready for a championship run. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver went to social media Thursday to share his state of mind with training camp in full gear.

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Watch: Jay Critch Teases New MADDEN 20 Soundtrack Anthem + Announces Release Date

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New York rapper Jay Critch is getting fans hyped for Madden 20‘s soundtrack. The hip-hop newcomer has teased social media with a sneak listen and preview of his new “I’m a Star” anthem.

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