Jay-Z Responds to Houston Texans Owner’s ‘Inmates Are Running the Prison’ Comment

Jay-Z (Timothy Norris/Getty Images for ABA)
Jay-Z (Timothy Norris/Getty Images for ABA)

Jay-Z is currently on his 4:44 Tour, but that didn’t stop him from speaking out about Houston Texans owner Bob McNair’s recent comments that compared NFL players to prisoners with regards to the taking-a-knee protests.

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During Jay-Z’s Anaheim, Calif., show, the rapper said:“[They’re] injuring themselves on the field, giving it all they got. That’s how they look at you. That’s what they think about you.

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“We got so much further to go. The truth is we all believe in whatever you believe in. God, Allah,” he continued. “Whatever you believe in, we come from one source which means we are all brothers and sisters at the end of the day.”

Jay-Z then broke out into his “Story of O.J.” song, which, of course, was quite apropos.

McNair’s comments definitely had some affect on the Houston players because on Sunday, all but 10 players took a knee in the ongoing protests against racial injustice and police brutality.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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DISCUSSION

Ms. Callahan, what did Mr. McNair expect? Sugar Pops? It will only get worse from here.

Like I stated in other posts, the end of the season is near. Some players have opt outs in their contracts. In other words, “Bye Bob.”

Mr. McNair, Mr. Jones and Mr. Snyder have not thought their ‘threats’ and/or demands through. They need them to win. Without top tier players, their teams won’t win.

On the other hand, which might be ‘That Man with that thing on his head’s’ intentions, a friend of mine stated that Drumpf was trying to destroy the NFL. Think about it. He spreads discourse and then sits by and watches. Mr. Jones (Jerry), is a friend of his and speaks to him.

The reason for this is payback for not letting him own a team back in the 1990s. You do remember he owned the New Jersey Generals of the USFL?

He urged the other owners of that league to move their season to compete with the NFL, filed an anti-trust case against them. He figured that they would win and would be absorbed into the NFL and he’d become an owner without paying a dime. They won alright but the settlement was a $1, not even enough for the NFL to cough about. His meddling is payback. But Mr. Jones and others fail to see that they are being used.