Colin Kaepernick had some things to get off his chest after Jay-Z and Beyonce were spotted sitting for the National Anthem performed by pop singer Demi Lovato during Sunday’s Super Bowl LIVE.
Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49er, who began kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality in 2016 called out Jay-Z in a recent Instagram story with the caption “I thought we were ‘past kneeling’ tho,” written across a screenshot of a TMZ article describing the situation.
The comment from Kaepernick comes after an interview Jay did last August, in which he supported his decision to partner his record label Roc Nation with the NFL. Roc Nation serves as the NFL’s “live music entertainment strategists,” which also allows the record label to consult on Super Bowl halftime shows.
When the partnership was first announced many believed that was Hov’s way of opposing the ongoing protest, but he has continued to support his decision stating in an interview with the New York Times, “No one is saying he hasn’t been done wrong. He was done wrong. I would understand if it was three months ago, but it was three years ago and someone needs to say, ‘What do we do now — because people are still dying.’”
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Do ya’ll think Jay and Bey were being disrespectful by sitting?