Last week, news spread that JAY Z and Roc Nation inked a deal with the NFL to serve as “live music entertainment strategists” and contribute to social justice programs. Though the big news has come with mixed reviews, things are all moving forward for both sides.
Yesterday, producer Brian Michael Cox spoke on the deal, saying that Hov personally called Jermaine Dupri earlier this year and advised him against a deal he was about to have in place with them. Though their deal wasn’t to the same magnitude as JAY signed, it was for JD to do some shows in Atlanta to lead up to the Super Bowl.
Late last night, Dupri confirmed the news to Funkmaster Flex.
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 JAYZ ASKING HIM.. “HOW DEEP ARE U IN WITH THE NFL?” EXPRESSING… “THAT MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD IDEA”
— Funk Flex !!!!! (@funkflex) August 19, 2019
Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick has responded to the news of the NFL forming a partnership with Jigga, speaking to Eric Reid, Albert Wilson, and Kenny Stills on football Sunday, giving them words of encouragement.
— WilkinLeaks (@Wilkinleaks_) August 15, 2019
Cardi B speaks on JAYZ’s deal with the NFL
Freddie Gibbs: “F*ck Colin Kaepernick” pic.twitter.com/N6uex5nXmi
— HipHop-N-More (@HipHopNMore) August 18, 2019