American rap star J. Cole has called for a boycott of the NFL amid ongoing tension in the US.
J. Cole has called for a boycott of the NFL.
The 32-year-old rap star has come out in support of his close friend Colin Kaepernick and other American football players who have taken a knee during the US national anthem in protest against racism, with Cole advocating a boycott of the popular sports league.
In a lengthy series of tweets, Cole wrote: ''Bare with me I'm just a rapper.. now look.
''Every day they stay quiet on this they're saying that they condone what's happening to Kap and the message it sends.
''Well, you have a choice on how you respond to that. You can choose to not watch.
''if a boycott doesn't force them to action, don't even trip. This is where the real flex happens.
''Black people spend a lot of money with NFL corporate sponsors. White people who don't f**k with white supremacy spend a lot of money too.
''So, next you turn your attention to these sponsors.
''Pick one of the biggest ones and say, 'do you agree with black balling players when they speak out against oppression?'
'''If not, why are you spending all this money with a League that clearly condones that? ... '
''You know what, I don't think I can spend my money with you no more until you fix this. (sic)''
The 'Born Sinner' hitmaker said that in order for social change to occur, TV viewers and fans must target business interests.
He added: ''Thats when the magic happens. And sadly, in this capitalistic world we live in, that's when your voice is heard. When you hurt the pockets.
''I respect whatever you decide to do. Watch or don't watch, whatever's in your heart. But I'm not watching til it feel right. (sic)''
With a fourth solo album having just dropped and his 50th birthday celebrations behind him, John Grant kicked off the UK leg of his latest tour in...
Tristan Corrigan on the difficulties of making music within a genre that is so popular.
They've just announced their 2019 70-date world tour and they've dropped a new single and video just to get fans even more excited.
Seven months after the release of his second album 'Staying At Tamara's', George Ezra unveils the video to his newest single 'Hold My Girl'.
Kesha's latest single is 'Here Comes The Change' from the soundtrack of an important new biographical drama entitled 'On the Basis of Sex'.
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way unveils a solo single for the Halloween season entitled 'Baby You're A Haunted House'.
It's been four months since her split from Liam Payne, and now she's poured her heart out into a brand new single entitled 'Love Made Me Do It'.