Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nesa Diab, took to social media to clear rumors after a report came out that rapper Jay Z consulted with Colin before making his historic deal with the NFL. Jay Z inked a partnership with the NFL to lead the Inspire Change initiative and to curate halftime shows, and the alliance has ruffled the feathers of both fans and detractors.
Colin’s NFL career tanked after he began kneeling during the national anthem in order to make a statement about the persistent police brutality against black men and women.
The 31-year-old was seemingly blackballed for his heroic actions and has not been picked up by another league team since his advocacy began.
When Jay Z decided to shake hands with the league, everyone wondered how Colin’s mistreatment figured into the deal. Early reports said that Colin and Jay chatted it up before the deal went through. Nessa made it clear that those reports were unfounded.
“THIS is a lie. COLIN never spoke to Jay-Z and NFL ahead of that deal being done. They NEVER included him in any discussion,” she wrote on Instagram.
She also reposted a tweet from NFL player, Mike Freeman, with the caption “I don’t care if it’s your favorite idol. No PR look will ever cover up the truth that @kaepernick7 is wrongfully unemployed because he protested against injustices happening to black and brown communities. PERIOD.”
Nessa continue rallying for her man, when she re-posted the video Colin shared to mark the three year anniversary of his protest’s start.
“And I don’t care if you are in your feelings because I used ALL of my platforms to hold your idol accountable from my posts here to my daily afternoon show on NYC’s very own HOT97,” she said.
“I’m not scared of the “backlash behind the scenes.” Shout out to all the people though texting saying they support but don’t want to say it publicly. Don’t worry I’ll do it lol I’m sure you know by know I don’t give a fux addressing anyone slighting my family.”