Jay-Z has gotten a lot of pushback for his deal with NFL, which will see Roc Nation partnering with the league on their Super Bowl halftime show and their social justice initiatives.
But two rap figures who are riding with Hov are his contemporaries Diddy and T.I.
Puff expressed his support this morning in a Twitter stream.
Hov is one of the greatest to ever do it, he has been there more than anybody from the hip hop culture, including me. He’s always been so selfless and fights for other people. We as a people can not be divided and conquered at this time!! pic.twitter.com/mS4GRYUsoT— Diddy (@Diddy) August 26, 2019
I’m so proud of @Kaepernick7 and the attention he was able to bring and the efforts he continues to make. I’ll continue to support him in every way possible.— Diddy (@Diddy) August 26, 2019
I’m also proud of my brother JAY Z for showing how it should be done! It’s time to play chess not checkers, I believe he is going to do some incredible things.— Diddy (@Diddy) August 26, 2019
I was just watching everything last week but it hurt me to my heart because I know this man personally. He’s one of the most genuine and intelligent black leaders we’ve ever had. We cannot go against each other, there’s not enough of us.— Diddy (@Diddy) August 26, 2019
I applaud Jay Z and I applaud the NFL for bringing him in. This isn’t just about the NFL, it’s about how black and brown people are treated daily across this country. We have to come together and make the hard decisions, nobody is going to do it for us.— Diddy (@Diddy) August 26, 2019
I believe in taking action, taking steps towards the right direction and I support all my brothers that are out here taking ACTION. Together we are unstoppable. #BLACKEXCELLENCE!! Happy Monday!! Be Great!!! ✊🏿🖤— Diddy (@Diddy) August 26, 2019
Last night, T.I. defended Hov with a similar message of unity, and by pointing out all of the good works he has done.
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THIS is what WE must acknowledge‼️ Bruh work & reputation should speak for itself...& it’s far louder than your presumptuous twitter rants. What I hate MOST is that the oppressor takes advantage of opportunities like these to divide US and continue on with their operations as usual all to often.... AND WE FALL FOR THE SHIT HOOK LINE AND SINKER EVERY DAMN TIME🤦🏽♂️‼️ I believe in what @kaepernick7 represents As much as I believe in what #Hov represents & I aint gotta turn on either of them to do it... #USorELSE✊🏽