J. Cole Goes In on Baltimore Ravens for Not Signing Colin Kaepernick [VIDEO]
During a Baltimore stop on his “4 Your Eyez Only Tour,” the 32-year-old rapper paused the show to go on a rant about some of the problematic issues in the Maryland city.
He mentioned Kaepernick, who is currently a free agent, as the person that could help the city, but unfortunately, the Baltimore Ravens didn't want to sign him.
“Matter of fact, don’t y’all think that someone that got money, power and fame should be standing up for them type of s----?” Cole told the crowd. “Baltimore, the s--- that’s happening here, don’t you think that somebody should risk their whole livelihood and their whole life to talk about this s---? Even if it cost them their money, their job, their life? Don’t that sound like Colin Kaepernick? Don’t that sound like what he doing? And he trying to come to Baltimore, the city that seems to need that s--- for real.”
Cole is referring to the fact that the Ravens passed on a seasoned quarterback like Kaepernick for his outspokenness about police violence against black people. Add the fact that over three dozen Baltimore drug cases were dismissed due to police caught on video planting evidence and the city is in need of a hero like Kaepernick.
The North Carolina rapper also asked fans if they were going to boycott the NFL and not watch the Ravens play, and many jeered in response. Interestingly, the Miami Dolphins, also passed on Kaepernick and they really need a strong quarterback.
Overall, the evidence is overwhelming that Kaepernick is being blackballed for being such an outspoken player in the NFL.
Check out J. Cole's comments in the video below.