Jay-Z Addresses NFL Protests: “It’s Not About The Flag”

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Jay-Z has no problem addressing the state of our country… or just about anything for that matter, as he has done so in the past. On Sunday night (Nov. 12, during the Miami stop of his “4:44 Tour”, Hov addressed the NFL protests, started by activist and former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who was named GQ’s “Citizen of the Year”.

“I want yall to understand, …when people are kneeling and putting their fists up and doing what they’re doing, it’s not about the flag. It’s about justice. It’s about injustice,” he started. “And that’s not a black or a white thing. It’s a human issue. It’s a human issue. Everybody should feel the same way.”

“If your 16-year-old child left the house and didn’t come back, everyone should be affected. That’s not a black or a white issue. That’s a human issue. That’s a young person who lost their life senselessly,” Jay added.

Recently, during the Dallas stop of his tour, Hov also shared his perspective on both the recent sentencing of Meek Mill, who was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison after violating his probation and the court system in general.


“He caught a charge when he was like… 19. He’s 30 now. He’s been on probation for 11 years… f*cking 11 years. The judge just violated him. Now he got to do like two to four years because he got arrested for being on a bike, popping a f**king wheelie…. Still N*gga.”

Hov has used his platform and the 4:44 Tour to shed light on a number of issues occurring in our society like these.