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.


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.

“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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