While there were no TV cameras at the Goodell-Jay Z announcement, TV One’s Krystal Franklin was able to get the quotes from Jay Z everyone wanted to hear.
Here is what Hov had to say about the people who will definitely criticize him for getting in bed with the NFL.
“I think that we forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice, correct? So in that case this is a success; this is the next thing. ‘Cause there’s two parts of protesting.
You go outside and you protest, and then the company or the individual says, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?’ So for me it was like, action, actionable item, what are we going to do with it? Everyone heard and we hear what you’re saying, and everybody knows I agree.
So what are we going to do? So we should, millions of millions of people, and all we get stuck on [is] Colin not having a job. I’m not knocking anything he’s doing and I hope he doesn’t knock what I’m doing.”
It appears Robert Kraft was instrumental in making everything happen.
The NFL has entered into a unique, surprising, and wide-ranging deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for, among other things, an overhaul of the Super Bowl halftime show and to support the league’s social-justice initiatives. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Patriots owner Robert Kraft played a key role in the sparking the arrangement.
Kraft, who developed a friendship with Jay-Z through their mutual efforts to secure the release from prison of Meek Mill and to launch earlier this year the Criminal Justice Reform Organization, spearheaded the effort by connecting Jay-Z to Commissioner Roger Goodell. Conversations began last year. In early January, Kraft and Goodell traveled to Los Angeles to meet with Jay-Z. After up to five more meetings and other communications, the partnership was finalized.
Flip the page to see what Jay had to say about his conversation with Colin Kaepernick and how Kap’s GF is denying it happened.