JAY-Z: Kaepernick’s Lawyer Disputes Reports

There’s been some interesting reactions to the news of Jay-Z and Roc Nation’s recent partnership with the NFL.

Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer disputes reports that Hov reached out to him prior to the deal being announced. Later, a Roc Nation rep clarified that Jay apparently talked to Kaep in the past 48 hours, but more as a heads up, not necessarily seeking approval on a deal that was basically already done.

Hot Takes:

  • This is just getting messy.
  • There’s a lot of blowback against Jay for what some think is a tone-deaf move.
  • Hov has a track record of fighting for social justice. Why not give him the benefit of the doubt?
  • Just wait till people see how this move is more about boosting the NFL’s ratings and social media engagement and how nothing really changes otherwise.