JAY-Z on NFL Protests: ‘It’s Not About the Flag, It’s About Justice’ [VIDEO]
JAY-Z continues to address a variety of social issues on his “4:44 Tour.” On Sunday (Nov. 12), during his Miami stop, Hov took a moment to address the NFL protest movement that Colin Kaepernick started last year.
Kaepernick, who was named “Citizen of the Year” by GQ magazine, remains unsigned, and many people believe he was blackballed by the NFL for kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police violence against black people.
“I want y’all 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,” JAY said. “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,” he continued. “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 went on to encourage black people to start working together because “we are not second-class citizens to nobody.”
“We can’t be stopped,” he said.
JAY-Z has used his “4:44 Tour” as his soapbox to address a variety of social issues. At his Dallas show, he criticized Meek Mill’s “unjust” and “heavy-handed” prison sentence. The rap mogul also spoke out against the “inmate” comments made by Texans owner Bob McNair at his concert stop in Anaheim, Calif.
Watch JAY-Z talk about the NFL protests at TMZ.com.