JAY-Z Partners With NFL for Music and Social Justice Deal

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JAY-Z, photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for The Reform Alliance
JAY-Z, photograph by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for The Reform Alliance

JAY-Z and Roc Nation has inked a take care of the N.F.L., The New York Times studies. JAY and Roc Nation will now function the league’s “live music entertainment strategists,” which is able to see them consulting on leisure—together with the Super Bowl halftime performances. They may also contribute to the N.F.L.’s Inspire Change activism campaign, which launched this January following its controversial handling of gamers who kneel throughout the nationwide anthem—most notably, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The two events are set to announce the deal in a press convention Wednesday.

“The N.F.L. has a great big platform, and it has to be all-inclusive,” JAY-Z informed the Times. “They were willing to do some things, to make some changes, that we can do some good.”

JAY has traditionally been vocal about his assist for Kaepernick. In fall 2017, he started dedicating “The Story of O.J.” to the previous quarterback in reside performances and wore a custom Kaepernick jersey throughout his “SNL” look. He later known as Kaepernick “an iconic figure” in an interview.

The rapper additionally declined to carry out on the 2018 Super Bowl halftime present to face in solidarity with Kaepernick. He confirmed the motion in “APESHIT,” a 2018 collaborative observe together with his spouse Beyoncé, when he raps: “I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don’t need you.”

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