On last Friday (September 14th), rapper Meek Mill while in Washington DC fighting for criminal justice reform during the Congressional Black Caucus shared he wrote a lyrical message about in his surprise next new album about former NFL’er Colin Kaepernick. In 2017 Kaepernick became a free agent basically after allegedly being blacklisted after kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and the murder of unarmed blacks.
One of the world’s largest apparel companies (according to Forbes), Nike jumped into the ring to create more buzz recently by releasing Kaepernick face as the official brand ambassador for Nike’s 30th anniversary Just Do It campaign showing their support by giving him a job. This started another war; while Nike stock may have been plummeting, sales were increasing.
Of the course, the conservative are not fans of Kaepernick, but there is a large amount of support pointing in his direction. One of those individuals is rapper Meek Mills speaking truth to power in a poignant statement in his lyric about Kaepernick.
He penned in the lyrics:
“They told Kap to stand up if you want to play for a team, and most of his teammates said the same thing”
“Back in the ’30s you would be killed if you kneeled. They won’t kill you now, they just take you out of the deal”
“They won’t lynch him by hanging from a tree. They lynch his bank account,”
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Looking forward to hearing more from this surprise album, Mills says without releasing the name of the album.