It’s a beautiful thing for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to partner with the NFL – Stephen A. | First Take


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  • The Servant
    The Servant  22 minutes back

    Steven A. Smith is a Sell Out!

    • Ramona Cohen
      Ramona Cohen  3 hours back

      NFL and. Jay. Z. Are. Using each other its. A. Light. In the. End people be. Patient. U see

      • Susette Santiago
        Susette Santiago  4 hours back

        Unfortunately it's being presented to the community as a partnership...but it's not a's a check...a big check...until further notice...and we all know that the call is coming...JAyz will come and go...but the nfl has not made him a permanent structure...what's the big's just another it and buy a and whatever...but make no's not a is a coop of community issues....

        • Jamie Murray
          Jamie Murray  7 hours back

          Are you really surprised by Jay Z. He is a bitch has been for a while. Jay Z selling you wolf tickets people!!!!!

          • randy greenfield
            randy greenfield  8 hours back

            Good points, but why would The NFL want to discuss Black issues with a self proclaimed drug dealer turned rapper (btw is the worst kinda genocide). Why not discuss those issues with Kap if in fact that was the goal . 🤔

            • Brian Echols
              Brian Echols  18 hours back

              The Hell with Steven Punk Ass A..
              Fawk his Uncle Tone Ass...

              • Gametime99
                Gametime99  23 hours back

                I knew during Obama’s inauguration that the first black president wouldn’t change my life. If this dude can’t even get Colin back in the league who the hell is he? What is he gonna do? I got love for you Stephen. You got love for your peoples and he’s probably one of them. Who got love for my people?

                • Korelevah Anushka
                  Korelevah Anushka  1 days back

                  Yes it is a beautiful thing ....Jay Z' s partnership with the NFL. Kap and JayZ have the same objective just a different way of carrying it out. The naysayers in the Black community need to take a deep breath, pause .... Marching , kneeling is fine and well but a seat at the table is required. And Jay has that seat !

                  • Mark Porter
                    Mark Porter  1 days back

                    Steven A.................The
                    NFL this only happened
                    because Kaepernick took a knee. For justice
                    my opinion.......this is
                    going in the directions.
                    But if Kaepernick in some way don’t get a job!!!!! It won’t be right.
                    The NFL need to be more like The NBA!!!!!!
                    The NFL is scared of there fan base.
                    Kaepernick............. No
                    DUI, no domestic violence, no performance drugs, no test for marijuana, no spanking his Child, all
                    he has done is stood up for justice. What is wrong with that The NFL can’t see this. The
                    NBA can!!!!!!😞

                    • Kirt Gordon
                      Kirt Gordon  1 days back

                      Steve A, another Uncle Tom.

                      • Shawn Nickelberry Bey Sr

                        You're blind. Mr. Carter is not what people think of him. The man is a pimp to the black community.
                        His Story will be revealed in time.
                        A white billionaire by the name of Warren Buffett is guiding this man. And has been for some time.
                        How else can you spin the black people but I figured we would have learned our lesson from Obama and our lost expectations from him. Are we as ignorant as Europeans play us for.
                        Until Mr. Carter gets out his house and do what Dr. King did , speaking truth to power and disrupt the status quo of White Supremacy in government systems , then he will be the only beneficiary out of this partnership with the football League . With as much money as Mr. Carter has and his so called status in society, he would be knocking at the front door of the black agenda in Washington rather than getting richer and being played as a buffer for the NFL.

                        • Will Barrel
                          Will Barrel  1 days back

                          He’s not da answer!!👎🏿

                          • Hezekiah chokwehotep Muhammad

                            I like kellmen

                            • Charmcity77
                              Charmcity77  1 days back

                              I love Max but why does he have a permanent fever blister on his lip NM I read he has herpes

                              • Charmcity77
                                Charmcity77  1 days back

                                I don't understand all the hate that Jay Z is getting. See what happens when you try to help someone or something they shit on you

                                • LibertarianAnarchist
                                  LibertarianAnarchist  2 days back

                                  Just Google Jay-Z Brooklyn nets affordable housing Barclays Center .. And also just being at the table never changed a thing for black folks last i checked they have black cops and niggas still getting shot have black senators and we still have a crime bill

                                  • Kuro Lee
                                    Kuro Lee  2 days back

                                    Stephen A is an agent CONFIRMED.


                                    • Renae Mack
                                      Renae Mack  2 days back

                                      What has Jay-Z done for the black community in the pass that made the NFL think he could be their ambassador?

                                      • Kenny B
                                        Kenny B  2 days back

                                        Follow The Lord Jesus Christ my Brothas & Sistas don't entertain the devil... Much Love Fa You Guyz!!

                                        • Eric Williams
                                          Eric Williams  2 days back

                                          As far as big shots. The only thing Black they ever had in them rooms was Coffee. Before we kick his back in. Let see where this goes. Shit we gave Obama a pass for being for the Black voter. We gave Trump a pass for being Human. Why not give J a pass for being the inside Man. Kap' Better get Fed well.

                                          • evans coler
                                            evans coler  2 days back

                                            He is doing this for the money jay z will still nfl approval anyway jay knows this

                                            • Linda Jackson
                                              Linda Jackson  2 days back

                                              Jay Z is hypocrite and I’m going tell you why. The same thing that NFL came to Jermaine Dupree guess who told him not do it your man Jay Z . Not only that Jermaine did great job in Atlanta last year that NFL want him to be over the music part . Now almost a year later load behold look who over Jay Z he stab his friend in the back and rumors he want to be part owner of NFL team he sellout and u saying this was great where is Kapernick at in this whole process. I thought the purpose of the boycott was about the stand kapernick made and now it this asshole. Sellout I tell you.

                                              • young wraith
                                                young wraith  2 days back

                                                I have patience I'll wait for Jay z to see what he does.Everyone needs a safety belt.

                                                • Nubian Warrior Goddess

                                                  Stephen A is stil a mental slave and this is a money thing for Jay Z smdh

                                                  • Eddie
                                                    Eddie  2 days back

                                                    Never been better for his personal bank account to do this

                                                    • Ebeezy272011
                                                      Ebeezy272011  2 days back

                                                      This is the one thing I agree with Stephen A on....Why everybody was so outraged I for one stood for what he did and doing since it came out. Damn, give him a chance and see what he does with the opportunity before yall become crabs in a barrel. This is why I don't follow trends or popular opinion. Only close minded people have no understanding of what happened. When Kap decided to settle for that low ass amount where was all this outrage? He could've took it to trial, exposed the NFL in a way they never have been before and he settled for a low ass amount that was embarrassing which is why they tried to keep it on the hush. Real shit, we can protest all day but where's the action? You have to sit at the table to change the table set. It's only so much protesting that can be done. At some point a move need to be made. You have to infiltrate the system to change or bring it down. I for one believe the move was smart. People thinking with emotion and not objectivity. And I didn't and don't see nobody else steppin up so.......🤷🏾‍♂️

                                                      • Benjamin Banneker
                                                        Benjamin Banneker  2 days back

                                                        Now more than ever we NEED NOT WATCH NFL GAMES so that Jay -Z, the mascot, knows that there are consequences for treasonous behavior against the black masses!
                                                        Listen, I used to watch football religiously but we ALL have to make sacrifices in order to produce a system of justice. If you ABSOLUTELY MUST WATCH FOOTBALL than go to bar or Buffalo Wild Wings somewhere the game will be on. By you not tuning your T.V. to watch football hurts them in their pockets. We shouldn't be watching T.V. anyway It's nothing but trash. Go read the Spook who Sat By the Door!

                                                        • Bryan Dohn Gaming
                                                          Bryan Dohn Gaming  2 days back

                                                          Wow ESPN says it's beautiful I think it's fing sad and disgusting

                                                          • mada paker
                                                            mada paker  2 days back

                                                            For sure everyone is waiting for lebron to comment on this

                                                            • A DirtyxCop
                                                              A DirtyxCop  2 days back

                                                              Can’t trust the opinion of someone who’s hairline is on top of their head....

                                                              • J. W.
                                                                J. W.  2 days back

                                                                Shhhhh...u made it worse 😣😑

                                                                • Allen Traylor
                                                                  Allen Traylor  2 days back

                                                                  Did you guys know Jermaine Dupree was given the same offer , ( before Jay z ) and Jay z told HIM TO TURN IT DOWN ??!!......

                                                                  CHECK IT .

                                                                  • John Doe Mexico
                                                                    John Doe Mexico  2 days back

                                                                    This niggas is a fucking idiot

                                                                    • Xxotic Angels
                                                                      Xxotic Angels  2 days back

                                                                      Kaepernick took a settlement thinking the NFL owners were now going to hire him. He was fooled, the NFL owners made him sign a hushed agreement so now he can't talk about it. Kaepernick shouldn't have taken the money. So now the fight has to be at the table so things can get done. I trust Jay-Z to move things in a better direction. For he overcharged the NFL owners by saying he wants to be in charge of all NFL events not just do an event. A protest is supposed to lead to sitting at the table. At the table, you are supposed to make an agreement on changing things and announce to the public what changes are being made to make things better. Kaepernick was at the table and took a settlement that made or announce no changes! Jay-Z sat at the table and announced changes are going to be made. Love Kaepernick but you have to be fair on both sides. Everyone has their own way of doing things and we have to wait to see what Jay-Z does before we judge. Plus look at it this way. If someone was suing you and only because of the bottom line in your pocket you are losing. You contact them and make a settlement, would you now turn around and hire them? Most of you would not even let that person through your doors again and wouldn't even want to answer a call or text from them. What makes any of you think they want him back in the league? Half of the NFL other fans don't want him on any of their favorite teams. Do you think NFL owners want to lose fans they've had for years who are season ticket holders for generations over one player? They had a plan, they executed it and no one saw it coming but Jay-Z! Like in his song with Range Rover, Ape Sh**t had the NFL owners shooked when the song was explained to them. So they went to Jay-Z and he overcharged them to make this deal. His way or he's not down. Jay-Z saw the power to get us to the table. You can't do anything if you aren't at the table!!!

                                                                      • SAMANTHA CHARLES
                                                                        SAMANTHA CHARLES  2 days back

                                                                        ERIC REID WE SUPPORT YOU AND KAP FO-EVA.... On to the NEXT ONE mr. LAY-Z.. What we DON'T DO NEXT is join the oppressors YOU jackass, WHO publicly IGNORED what Kap did for his own and you think by looking like a TRACHELA and sounding like a BABOON GORILLA validates you as more AFRICA than KAP, its calle dINTERGRITY you idiot, just like MONIQUE and STEVE HARVEY, where is HE NOWWWWWW.... You jack a$$, why didn't you stand up as a HU-MAN who is not a CAPITALIST, which even if you were could have still sat with KAP, and ask his input at least you TRAITOR, and you could have still do what you wanted.. @. When you wanted to be a RAPPER you SOLD DRUGS LAY-Z and you sang about it to! When KAP wanted to be an ATHLETE he, PRACTICED, completed his COLLEGE EDUCATION, did not SELL DRUGS or called women BITCHES, and RESPECTED his ADOPTED PARENTS and although he is CALLED a BASTARD, by the POTUS in his RANTS at least he is one with INTEGRITY, HUMILITY, WISDOM and HEART for others. On to the next one.. KILL-A- MIC yeh another idiot, change your name for starters so that you can PROVE to those you continue to influence that you DESERVE respect. Also.. I have to have a talk with BERNIE, you are bringing bad vibes to him now, because you really are up dookie butt. KIKE or KILL-A-MIC, we do hope that you played this clip post the show and LISTENED to how stupid you sound! FTR we DO NOT AGREE.. this is CRAP.. Let us all understand WHAT you are saying.. are YOU saying... had it not been for LAY-Z partnering with the MILF organization that KAP would have to stay UNEMPLOYED FO EVA? you are so stupid.. and this is why we are taught at least at work, not to just get with an advocate because of their skin color, and this proves exactly right, from what my boss have said to us a million times over. Clearly you have DRANK all of the 😎-AID.. BTW TODAY is YOUR 400 years since THEIR ANCESTORS.. brought you guys from AFRICA into VA.. speak on that! ASS 🧻.. You again have highlighted on how RACIST this entire organization is.. but because it's LAY-Z... Lets all support him.. what about all the others of your kind who wanted to become OWNERS before this month? and never got the opportunity? You idiot.. so lets see what you guys gonna get in the NEXT 400 YEARS you DUMB A$$! You all are so far up this dudes RECTUM, you are like a PERIANAL ABSCESS fighting to be a SCROTUM! 😔😔😔 ... We need da RUFF RYDERS ANTHEM right now..... we need you DMX with tha STOP DROP SHUT EM DOWN on LAY-Z ...

                                                                        • Jamillia Collins
                                                                          Jamillia Collins  2 days back

                                                                          Real talk if Big or Pac wasnt killed Jay would be a hype man on stage.....

                                                                          • Kingdom Come
                                                                            Kingdom Come  2 days back

                                                                            Anything great will undergo severe ridicule. As an African American - we can be extremely sensitive. This is a step in a right direction.

                                                                            • james wilson
                                                                              james wilson  2 days back

                                                                              More Money You Get Broke & Miserable Niggaz Gonna Look At You As a Sellout or a Come Up...That’s LIFE

                                                                              • james wilson
                                                                                james wilson  2 days back

                                                                                Maybe Just Maybe Jay-z could do for the minority’s stand point & the players in the NFL by being in the inside controlling a part of the organization and get paid along the way Can’t Really blame him and anyway the only ones who would pass judgment and put blame on him would be those who don’t expand their minds

                                                                                • Leticia Klepper
                                                                                  Leticia Klepper  2 days back

                                                                                  This is for Kaepernick,the flag,the anthem, and POLIC BRUTALITY,is 2 different things,they need to Knnel down in front of the police station,they are the problem,not the flag,stop acting like a martir ,you just want attention spot light.

                                                                                  • Lord Beliel
                                                                                    Lord Beliel  2 days back

                                                                                    *SAS needs to fire his barber. . nigga got "patch work" going on with that sloppy trim. . fix your mustache my dude*

                                                                                    • Guerda Lafaille
                                                                                      Guerda Lafaille  2 days back

                                                                                      If you didn't know what NFL stands for will here it is. Not For Long=NFL. So meaning if you get hurt, speak you mind, not making money for the owner's the your done. I respect Keap. But I encourage everyone in sports to have a plan B.

                                                                                      • New2day User
                                                                                        New2day User  2 days back

                                                                                        Jay-z making chess moves again!!

                                                                                        • Post Tramatiq
                                                                                          Post Tramatiq  3 days back

                                                                                          Colin and Eric sold out for the money,and Eric soldout Colin by singing his NFL contract after he settled for a undisclosed amount with a gag order.

                                                                                          • Tommy Strong
                                                                                            Tommy Strong  3 days back

                                                                                            Thanks Steven A...

                                                                                            • Black Legacy Entertainment

                                                                                              When the white guy is more woke than you..... Smh...

                                                                                              • Black Legacy Entertainment

                                                                                                The Black Delegation will give him one season to make some MAJOR SHIT happen. Otherwise we will trade him for Eminem and a cartoon of Newports. These white folks will listen to him but they will not hear him... Stay woke

                                                                                                • Akhnaton
                                                                                                  Akhnaton  3 days back

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