Today a press conference was held in New York City by Jay-Z and Roger Goodell with Angie Martinez and Charlamagne Tha God right by their side 🙌🏾
On Tuesday it was announced that Jay is officially in business with the National Football League along with his entertainment and sports company Roc Nation and the two men had a meeting of the minds where they took questions from the press.
When asked about Colin Kapernick and other NFL players kneeling during the anthem, Jay said that
"I think that we forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice so in that case this is a success — this is the next thing. There’s two parts of protest: the protest, and then there’s a company or individual saying ‘I hear you, what do we do next?’ For me it’s about actionable items, what are we gonna do about it?"
According to the New York Times, Roc Nation will serve as the football league's "live music entertainment strategist," meaning Roc Nation and Jay-Z will consult on entertainment, including the Super Bowl halftime show, the creation of podcasts, visual albums, other events and concerts. "The N.F.L. has a great big platform, and it has to be all-inclusive," Jay told the NYT. "They were willing to do some things, to make some changes, that we can do some good."
This is said to be a cause and project that Hov is very passionate about.