Z Dedicates "The Story of OJ" to Colin Kaepernick

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"I want to dedicate this song to Colin Kaepernick tonight", said Jigga, according to ESPN. I want to dedicate this song to Dick Gregory ... "I want to dedicate this song to anyone that was held back and you overcame", he added about the song from his personal and revealing album, "4:44".

Kaepernick, of course, has yet to find a spot on an NFL roster this season, a development some attribute to his choice to kneel during the national anthem last season to protest what he deems the oppression of black people in this country.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color", Kaepernick told reporters previous year when asked why he was protesting the anthem.

Despite being blackballed by the NFL, Colin Kaepernick is still making an impact within his football brethren.

Jay-Z's performance, though full of energy and excitement, had some other serious tones.

"The power of one voice is strong, but when it comes to social justice, the power of our collective voices is unstoppable".

Jay-Z also said to the crowd, several times, that "love always trumps hate". It's a human issue.

Kaepernick, despite the fact he remains a free agent, was named the Community MVP for Week 1 by the NFL Players Association for his charitable contributions. "And he's certainly qualified and I hope he gets a shot". He has donated almost $1 million over the past year.

In 2016, Kaepernick vowed to donate $1 million to organizations in oppressed communities.

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