Ahead of the Super Bowl game this weekend, J. Cole has Colin Kaepernick on his mind, and is showing his support.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016 after he protested against police brutality and racial inequality by taking a knee during the national anthem before games. His peaceful protest sparked a national debate and is believed to be the reason why he never played again.
The Dreamville rapper took to his Instagram page to share a message in support for the former quarterback and civil rights activist after he was blackballed from the NFL.
“‘Y’all musta forgot’ in my @royjonesjrofficial voice,” Cole wrote alongside a photo of Kaepernick kneeling on the field.
He reflected on Kaepernick’s dedication to playing in the league again. “Imagine 5 straight years spent waking up every day to train at 5am, staying ready in hopes that some team would reach out with an opportunity, no matter how impossible that sounded most days,” Cole continued. “He probably finishing up today’s workout as I type this right now.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Cole would be sharing his support for Kaepernick. He previously rapped about Kaep on Miguel’s “Come Through and Chill,” which includes the lyrics, “Know you’ve been on my mind like Kaepernick kneelin’.”