Entertainment Jay-Z on NFL Anthem Protests: 'It's Not About the Flag, It's About Justice'

20:24  14 november  2017
20:24  14 november  2017 Source:   rollingstone.com

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That' s not a black or white thing, it ' s a human issue," rapper says at Miami show. Jay - Z continued to use his tour as a springboard to discuss injustices, with the rapper taking aim at those criticizing NFL players' anthem protests . Credit: Gustavo Caballero/Getty.

Hip-hop mogul Jay - Z is once again using the stage as a platform to talk about the NFL National Anthem protests . “I want y’all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fists up in the air and doing what they’re doing, it ’ s not about the flag , it ’ s about justice .

Jay-Z on NFL Protests: Jay-Z continued to use his tour as a springboard to discuss injustices, with the rapper taking aim at those criticizing NFL players' anthem protests. © Gustavo Caballero/Getty Jay-Z continued to use his tour as a springboard to discuss injustices, with the rapper taking aim at those criticizing NFL players' anthem protests.

Jay-Z continued to use his 4:44 Tour as a springboard to discuss injustices in America, taking aim at criticizing NFL players' National Anthem protests.

"I want y'all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fists up in the air and doing what they're doing, it's not about the flag, it's about justice," the rapper said at his Miami gig Sunday (via TMZ). "It's about injustice. And that's not a black or white thing, it's a human issue."

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Jay - Z on NFL Protests It ' s NOT About the Flag Jay - Z stopped down his 4:44 Tour concert Sunday night in Miami to explain why he's thrown his support behind NFL player protests -- and also to take a shot at his haters.

Jay Z showed his support for the NFL national anthem protests during his concert Sunday in Miami when he told the crowd, “ it ’ s not about the REUTERS/Benoit Tessier. “I want you all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fist up…what they are doing, it ’ s not about the flag .

Jay-Z previously honored Colin Kaepernick, the player considered the catalyst of the anthem protests, by dedicating a song to him at the Meadows Festival and wearing the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback's jersey during the rapper's Saturday Night Live musical guest appearance.

Jay-Z, who also condemned a judge's decision to send Meek Mill back to prison for crimes he committed as a teenager, has worn a custom Kaepernick jersey throughout his tour.

Related video: Jay-Z Called Meek Mill's Prison Sentence 'Unjust and Heavy Handed' (via NowThisNews)

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Jay - Z continued to use his tour as a springboard to discuss injustices, taking aim at those criticizing NFL players' anthem protests . "I want y'all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fists up in the air and doing what they're doing, it ' s not about the flag , it ' s about justice ," the

It ’ s about injustice.” He added, “And that is not a black or white thing it ’ s a human issue, it ’ s a human issue. NFL Owners Vote to Fine Teams for Disrespect to the Flag , Anthem . Danica Patrick Becomes First Woman to Host ESPY Awards.

On Sunday, after Kaepernick was named GQ's Citizen of the Year, Jay-Z's Roc Nation signee J. Cole similarly praised the athlete to GQ. "Colin and I met years ago … I actually went to the first game he really played in, against the Jets. I just happened to be at that game. It hit another level for me the second I learned he was taking a knee," Cole said.

"Suddenly something that he’s been doing blindly for his whole life — standing for the national anthem — now feels uncomfortable. Why? Because now it feels phony! It feels like, Man, how can I stand for this thing when this country is not holding itself true to the principles it says it stands for."

Cole previously called on his fans to boycott the NFL over the league's alleged blacklisting of Kaepernick.

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