Thursday, August 22, 2019

“Jay-Z” Did Not Sell Out, He Bought In

Wilmer J. Leon III Black Agenda Report  21 Aug 2019


“Jay-Z” Did Not Sell Out, He Bought In


Like the scorpion in the folk parable, it’s in Jay-Z’s nature to make a killing – at Kaepernick and the community’s expense.

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice,and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the wake of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality and extrajudicial murder, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has struck a deal to lead the NFL’s endeavors into music and entertainment. This deal has caused a lot of consternation within the African American community. The issue now being raised centers around Jay-Z being a “sellout”.

What must be clearly understood is that Jay-Z is a capitalist. He did what capitalists do, he bought in.

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