Jay-Z Stops Mid-Concert on ‘4:44’ Tour to Take a Political Stand (VIDEO)
Jay-Z is keeping himself busy on tour.
The rapper was joined by wife Beyoncé and their kids on his Miami, Florida tour stop, where paparazzi leaked photos of the couple's five-month-old twins, Sir and Rumi, hanging out poolside.
But now Jay is making news of his own, as he literally stopped his show to take a stand on those NFL protests.
During the November 11 stop on his 4:44 tour, Jay took it upon himself to make a political statement, commenting on the NFL protests led by now free agent Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the National Anthem during a game last year.
Instead, he took a knee in protests of police shootings of unarmed black citizens.
The Grammy winner disputed haters' claims that the movement was disrespectful to the American flag and our military, saying rather it's "not about a flag. It's about justice and injustice. And that's not a black or white thing, it's a human issue. Everybody should feel the same way."
Jay-Z Supports NFL Protests, 'Not About the Flag, It's About Justice!' https://t.co/Q7UlEQz3YQTMZ (@TMZ) November 13, 2017
He continued, "Everyone should be effected... that's a young person who lost their life senselessly. Black people in particular, we gotta get our shit together. We gotta start working with each other. We're not second class citizens to anybody."
The dad of three has been vocalizing his support for the 30-year-old throughout his tour, sometimes even rocking one of Colin's jerseys on stage, TMZ reports.
This instance was especially coincidental timing, though, as it happened right as Colin was awarded a huge honor.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has officially been named "Citizen of the Year" by GQ magazine in a feature that delves into his polarizing protest and the movement that followed.
Fans and sports commentators alike are mostly lauding the magazine for the feature and are thrilled Colin is getting recognized for taking a stand against race issues in America.
Hova, meanwhile, is trekking along on his 4:44 tour, with dozens of remaining shows in the United States and Canada from now until the end of the year.
Can't wait to see what headline-making move the rapper makes next!
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