By now, everyone is aware of the partnership between Jay-Z and the NFL, and the action of taking sides as a result.
Some have sided with Jay-Z, believing that his clout on the business side can help drive real change. Others are siding with Colin Kaepernick, criticizing Hov for backstabbing the blackballed QB with his partnership.
This division has spread, and now its seeped into the locker room of the Miami Dolphins.
Last week, Dolphins’ wide receiver, Kenny Stills, supported Kap and spoke out against Jay-Z, saying that it didn’t “sit well” with him.
Kenny Stills on Jay-Z/NFL paternship: "Talking about we're moving past kneeling like he ever protested… Choosing to speak for the people like he had spoken to the people… I wonder if he's read my Facebook/IG comments or what people say to me… It didn't seem very informed." pic.twitter.com/QGak3JKCcO
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 19, 2019
“To be able to speak on it and say that we’re moving past something….it didn’t seem very informed.”
Well, apparently head coach Brian Flores was informed about Stills’ comments because after he voiced his opinion to reporters, Flores played eight straight Jay-Z songs during practice.
Make that five in a row. “On to the Next One,” by Jay-Z going right now.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) August 20, 2019
While there are varying trains of thought as to why Flores would do that, ranging from trolling and payback to motivation, Stills got the hint and responded in a way the culture fully understands.
He cued up Nas in the locker room.
Now the speaker system by Kenny Stills locker room is playing NAS. If you know, you know. pic.twitter.com/wNy2yF8Tpt
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) August 20, 2019
All hip hop heads know about Jigga and Nas’ legendary beef dating back to the 90s, and if the Brooklyn born Flores was prepared to go there, Still wasn’t going to hesitate to respond appropriately.