I am admittedly not a huge fan of Shawn Carter. Dope beats aside, his lyrics are often filled with misogynistic, narcissistic nonsense; however, it was good to hear that he’d taken a principled stance regarding the disgraceful blackballing of Colin Kaepernick by turning down the NFL’s offer of the coveted opportunity to play during the Superbowl’s halftime. Jay-Z and Beyoncé also included a reference in the same single, “Apeshit,” to the NFL’s decision to focus on its white instead of Black fans, a key point in its handling of the anthem protests against racism. This is just another reflection of the impact and reach of Colin Kaepernick’s personal decision not to stand for the national anthem. Jay-Z and Beyoncé are not the only artists to include a reference to this historic movement in their craft, and will most assuredly not be the last.
Article below by Rishma Dosani at metro.co.uk.
Well Jay-Z and Beyonce are just getting everything off their chest with their new album, aren’t they?
Not only did they address those persistent baby rumours in Everything Is Love, the On The Run II stars also appeared to call out Kanye West, as well as his sisters-in-law, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
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