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Jay-Z: It Doesn’t Matter What People Say About My NFL Deal Because I’m Trying To Make Changes

Getty Image The internet has been buzzing about Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL. The rapper’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, recently entered into a partnership with the NFL as the league’s entertainment strategist. Some call him a hypocrite for involving himself with the NFL after publicly supporting Colin Kaepernick. Others believe having someone on the inside […]

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A Case for Why Jay-Z Should Forget About the NFL and Just Buy a Popeyes Franchise

Graphic: Elena Scotti (Getty Images, Shutterstock) Of the myriad possible metaphors for the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich craze of 2019—which is a thing I will tell my kids about when they ask how America voted for Donald Trump—my favorite is that the sandwich itself represents heaven. The line to wait for the sandwich? That’s life on […]

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Jermaine Dupri Breaks Silence, Says Jay-Z Actually Never Told Him to Turn Down His NFL Deal

Jermaine Dupri attends WE tv “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” celebration and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.Photo: Randy Shropshire (Getty Images for WE tv) It looks like everyone has possibly gotten wrapped up in a case of […]

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Jermaine Dupri Addresses The Rumor About Jay-Z Stealing His NFL Deal From Him

Getty Image Jay-Z’s recently announced partnership with the NFL has been controversial, to say the least. Another fold was added to the story recently, when it was reported that before teaming up with the league, he advised Jermaine Dupri against agreeing to the same deal. Songwriter Brian Michael Cox said of Jay, “We’re also talking […]

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Nah, Jigga: Jay-Z Reportedly Has No Chance of Getting His Hands on an NFL Team

Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty) After a controversial announcement that he was making a deal with the devil the oft-criticized NFL, word on the street (h/t TMZ) was that Jay-Z was in line to become part owner of some unnamed football team. Jay-Z Reportedly to Get Majority Ownership in NFL Team; Eric Reid Calls Move ‘Despicable’ […]

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Snoop Dogg Explains How Nipsey Hussle Was Like Jesus And Tupac While Promoting His New Album

Snoop Dogg explained why he compared the late Nipsey Hussle to Jesus during a visit to The Breakfast Club to talk about his new album, I Wanna Thank Me. Snoop says that the two figures both had a similar, mythical impact on people who didn’t now them personally, as well as lasting legacies of charity […]

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Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins Comments on Jay-Z’s NFL Partnership

Getty Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is co-founder of the Players Coalition. Add Malcolm Jenkins’ voice to those in favor of Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL. The Eagles’ outspoken safety said the league should be highlighting more high-profile billionaires of color and using their influential platforms to their advantage. It was reported over the weekend […]

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Kenny Stills Criticized Jay-Z’s NFL Partnership: ‘Like He Ever Protested’

Getty Image Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills has been at the forefront of protests concerning social justice, including the decision to kneel for the national anthem played before NFL games. Stills, unlike Colin Kaepernick, is still in the NFL despite his protest of police brutality against people of color. Stills is unafraid of the […]

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Jay-Z Reportedly Advised Jermaine Dupri To Turn Down The Same Deal With The NFL He Took Himself

Getty Image Billionaire rap activist Jay-Z made waves recently with the announcement of a landmark deal with the NFL that would not only grant the rapper and mogul the title of “live music entertainment strategist” but also an ownership stake in one of the NFL’s 32 teams. Over the weekend, claims surfaced that Jay wasn’t […]

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Bryan Michael Cox Claims Jay-Z Told Jermaine Dupri to Turn Down a Similar NFL Deal

Producer Jermaine Dupri, producer No I.D., and rapper Jay-Z attend Moet Rose Lounge Presents Nas’ Life Is Good on July 16, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Andrew H. Walker (Getty Images for Moet Rose) One of Black Twitter’s conundrums is deciding whether to choose $500,000 or an apparent lucrative dinner with Jay-Z. Well, Jermaine […]

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Eric Reid Thinks Jay-Z’s Decision To Work With The NFL And Become An Owner Is ‘Kind Of Despicable’

Getty Image Eric Reid made one tackle in the Carolina Panthers’ preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills on Friday night, but his biggest impact came after the final whistle blew. Reid is a longtime confident of former teammate and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and in recent days, he has used his platform to […]

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Eagles, Cowboys Potential ‘Significant Ownership Interest’ Teams for Jay-Z

Getty Rapper Jay-Z is interested in acquiring minority ownership in an NFL franchise. Jay-Z raps “I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man” on the remix for “Diamonds From Sierra Leone.” The rapper-turned-entrepreneur has proven prophetic with those words and looking to expand his vast empire. According to TMZ, Jay-Z wants “significant ownership interest” in […]

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Jay-Z Reportedly to Get Majority Ownership in NFL Team; Eric Reid Calls Move ‘Despicable’

Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) With at least half of his 30 pieces of silver, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will soon acquire a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team, reports TMZ, making him the first black person to be an owner in the league’s history. The team itself was not disclosed, but a source told […]

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It Looks Like Rihanna Isn’t Down With Jay-Z’s Deal With The NFL

Getty Image In the days since the NFL announced its groundbreaking, potentially lucrative, and controversial deal with Jay-Z, a number of voices have chimed in to give their opinions. Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick’s partner Nessa Diab both criticized the deal as it seemed to exclude the NFL making any concessions toward the blackballed quarterback […]

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Nessa Criticized Jay-Z’s NFL Deal And Set The Record Straight About Colin Kaepernick

Getty Image Nessa isn’t happy about Jay-Z’s new deal with the NFL and she definitely isn’t happy about what the rapper said about her boyfriend, Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is currently out of a job, likely the result of his nonviolent protest of police brutality against people of color. On Wednesday, […]

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Questions About Kaepernick Hover Over Jay-Z’s Deal With the N.F.L.

Last week, Colin Kaepernick wrote on Twitter: “5 am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” A 59-second video linked to the post showed Kaepernick working in a gym, lifting weights and doing push-ups. When the video ends, “Denied work for 889 days” appeared on the screen. The video, which had been viewed […]

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Eric Reid Criticized Jay-Z’s New Partnership With The NFL And His Comments About Colin Kaepernick

Getty Image Jay-Z continued to make his influence felt on the world of sports on Tuesday, when news dropped that Roc Nation would join up with the NFL and Hov would become the league’s “live music entertainment strategist.” The deal between the two sides turned some heads, in part because Jay-Z has been a vocal […]

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