Jay Z On NFL Protests: It’s ‘Not About The Flag, It’s About Justice’
Jay Z showed his support for the NFL national anthem protests during his concert Sunday in Miami when he told the crowd, “it’s not about the flag, it’s about justice.”
During his 4:44 tour, the 47-year-old rapper dedicated a song “to anybody who had ever been discriminated against,” according to TMZ Monday. (RELATED: Jay Z Reportedly Turns Down Opportunity To Perform At The Super Bowl)
“I want you all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fist up…what they are doing, it’s not about the flag. It’s about justice,” Jay Z said. “It’s about injustice.”
“And that’s not a black or white thing. It’s a human issue,” he added. “Everybody should feel the same way. If your 16-year-old child left the house and didn’t came back, everybody should be affected. That’s not a black or white issue. That’s a human issue. That’s a young person who lost their life senselessly.”
“And black people in particular, we got to get our shit together,” he continued. “We got to start working with each other. We can’t be hiding. We’re not second-class citizens to anybody.”
It wasn’t the first time the rapper showed which side he was on over the NFL national protests. In September, he showed up on “Saturday Night Live” sporting a customized Colin Kaepernick jersey.