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Over one week after Jay-Z announced an exclusive partnership between Roc Nation and the NFL, the debate continues about whether he disrespected Colin Kaepernick and his movement, and whether he asked Jermaine Dupri to refuse a similar deal when asked about Super Bowl time.
The rumors sparked when Funk Flex suggested that he spoke to Dupri on the phone, and allegedly confirmed that Hova did tell him to refuse a partnership with the NFL.
“I just got off the phone with Jermaine Dupri… He confirmed that when he was working with the NFL last year he did get a call from Jay-Z asking him.. “How deep are you in with the NFL?” Expressing… ‘that might not be a good idea,’” Flex wrote.
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This subject matter has been weighing on me for a sec… I’ve spoken to Jermaine, Fat Joe, Nessa, Pio and TT…. My opinion is probably not what the people I have relationships want to hear but it’s bothering me so I need to discuss… Colin has taken an incredible unselfish stand for bringing light to social injustice that will never be duplicated… and even though his settlement was under 10million for him and Eric (Which covered mostly lawyer fees) I’m not 1,000 percently ok that Colin excepted the deal because it feels that since the deal Colin hasn’t been as aggressive as he once was… I know I’ve been 1,000 percent better with Rocnation as of late so I hope I can be honest and continue our positive relationship… We are never past kneeling… the “fear of the Kneeling” is what pushed the NFL to get more aggressive with unlawful tactics (hence is why they settled with Colin) To dismiss his efforts in front of the NFL Commissioner (the one who spearheaded the Colin corruption was an extreme slap in the face!) Jayz In our world is our “Michael Jordan” decided by the people who respect/cherish his accomplishments. Watching that Commissioner’s body language and feeling his desperation to open the Season with the “STRONGEST AFRICAN AMERICAN POSSIBLE WITH CREDIBILITY” was obvious! If Jayz saw what we all saw in the press conference and feels working from the inside while being paid and receiving a “stake” in a team is the answer and can spearhead social justice from the inside he is our HERO for life!!!! BUT if he and the air personalities/social media influencers that Rocknation manages or wants to be managed by them have spun the “believe in Jayz… give him a chance” campaign to line pockets… this will be remembered and NOT swept under the rug in a few months! TRUST! Time will tell!#JustMyOpinion
The Atlanta producer cleared the air during a recent interview with Big Tigger.
“He and I never had a conversation where he told me,” he said. “‘Don’t do what you’re doing.’ What our conversation was… ‘you know what side I’m on, I understand what you’re doing.’ That’s what the conversation was.”