In light of the recent partnership between JAY-Z, Roc Nation and the NFL, Cardi B shared that she thinks the rapper has the power to bring Colin Kaepernick, who has been at the center of hot debates about the deal on social medial, back to the league.
"I feel like JAY-Z can bring back Colin Kaepernick," she told TMZ. "I feel like he has that power. I feel like JAY-Z can do it."
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played since 2016, due largely to disputes over his decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Earlier this year, he accepted a settlement for an undisclosed amount (widely reported to be far less than the $10 million) over allegations that he was blackballed from the league by team owners, but recently posted a video indicating he was still more than willing to play.
Cardi added that she believes Jay could truly make a change within the organization, despite the controversy surrounding the move since it was announced earlier this week.
"I think that he could make a change. I don't think he'd go on an NFL deal without an agreement," she said. "I feel like he went in there like, 'All right, if you guys want me to work with y'all, y'all need to put my peoples in there.' I feel like he's gonna change it."
Many have been critical of the deal, particularly since Hov has taken a stance against the NFL in the past due to their treatment of Kaepernick, turning down the Super Bowl halftime show in 2018. Now, he will serve as the league's live music strategist and social activism consultant—a role that will see him assist with the league's "Inspire Change" initiative to support programs that "reduce barriers to opportunity".
Kaepernick has seemingly responded to Hov's assertion that his deal signifies the public has "moved past kneeling" in a recent Instagram post calling for Carolina Panther Eric Reid, and Miami Dolphins Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, who continue to kneel during the national anthem, to "stay strong."
See the post below.