CHARLAMAGNE THE GOD SLAMS NFL FOR EDITING HIS KAEPERNICK QUESTIONS TO COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL
AUGUST 19, 20
*Jay-Z and Roc Nation’s recent deal with the NFL has been a hot topic all weekend, with several celebrities and fans criticizing the partnership.
Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God is the latest to weigh in on the matter, as he was the one who kicked off the meeting with Jigga, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and members of the media.
While audio of his questions to Jay were shared in a video clip, the Breakfast Club co-host claims the league edited all of his questions to Goodell, per bet.com.
“I asked Goodell was Kaep blackballed and he said, ‘No, owners can sign him whenever they want,'” he wrote on Instagram. “I also asked him about people saying this partnership is disingenuous because Kaep doesn’t have a job, and I told him the best PR move the @NFL could do is to sign Kaep but all that’s on the cutting room floor somewhere but this post isn’t about me, it’s about the conversation being had.”
Charalmagne then made clear his stance on Jay-Z’s decision to ink a deal with the NFL.
“I don’t see why anyone would think Jay is doing this for any reason other than he thinks he can make a real change. Has he not shown us he knows how to move in a room full of vultures?”
Read his full post above.
During his presser on Wednesday, Jay was asked directly if he would kneel or stand, as Kaepernick protested the national anthem before football games by kneeling in order to raise social injustice awareness.
“In that case, this is a success. This is the next thing because there’s two parts of the protest,” Jay-Z said. “I think we’ve moved past kneeling and I think it’s time to go into actionable items.”
He added: “I don’t want people to stop protesting at all. Kneeling — I know we’re stuck on it because it’s a real thing — but kneeling is a form of protest. I support protest across the board. We need to bring light to the issue. I think everyone knows what the issue is — we’re done with that,” he added. “We all know the issue now. OK, next. What are we moving (on to) next? …And I’m not minimizing that part of it because that has to happen, that’s a necessary part of the process. But now that we all know what’s going on, what are we going to do? How are we going to stop it? Because the kneeling was not about a job, it was about injustice.”