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Rapper Jay-Z Joins NFL Boycott And Turns Down Super Bowl Offer

With great power comes responsibility, and rap mogul Jay-Z is obviously playing his position and using his platform to demonstrate solidarity at a time when the black community has never been more torn. The black community's biggest influencers are its entertainers and it's them who have the power to move the masses.

Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl halftime performance sent ratings soaring sky high. In hopes of topping last year's viewership the NFL looks to rap artist Jay-Z to fill that spotlight for the 2018 NFL Super Bowl.

Unfortunately for the NFL, Jay-Z has refused the offer. The rapper showed his loyalty to the black community last week when he gave NFL player Colin Kaepernick a shout-out during the stage performance of his new hit "The Story of O.J.", Friday night in NYC. He also said, that the song was dedicated to the late activist Dick Gregory, who died last month.

Kaepernick still hasn't been signed with any NFL team, after his refusing to stand for the National Anthem and speaking out on injustices in the black community; this caused public distaste which led to many participating in a boycott of the NFL.