Uncle Luke is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the controversial deal. The former 2 Live Crew leader took to Instagram to show his support for Jigga of amid the wave of criticism.
“NFL players can talk to me about social justice when they hire a Black agent [or] financial adviser,” Luke wrote in a post. “A lot of good ones out there.”
In his caption, he noted that social injustice happens to anyone deprived of an opportunity due to their skin color.
“Well God d***it [it’s] a lot of NFL black players that deprive a lot of good black agents of opportunity so don’t take a knee when you’re doing that,” Luke continued. “Keep it 100 if you [gonna] keep it 100.”
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Social injustice is when you deprive a people of a opportunity because of the color of their skin. Well God damnit is a lot of NFL black players that deprive a lot of good black agents of opportunity so don't take a knee when you're doing that. Keep it 100 if you go keep it 100
As we previously reported, JAY Z and his Roc Nation agency have signed a lucrative deal with the NFL that covers entertainment and social justice matters.
Essentially, Hova will advise the NFL on music selections for some of the league’s events and work with the league on its Inspire Change initiative.
“With its global reach, the National Football League has the platform and opportunity to inspire change across the country,” Jay said in a statement.
“Roc Nation has shown that entertainment and enacting change are not mutually exclusive ideas — instead, we unify them. This partnership is an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America.”
In a follow-up post, Uncle Luke encouraged Jay’s critics to give the rapper a chance because “the JZ I know ain’t no sell out,” he wrote.
“Give the man a d**n opportunity to implement his plan,” he added.