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Jermaine Dupri Responds To Being Called a Sellout for Working With the Super Bowl and NFL

Jermaine Dupri told Black folks to stop coming at him for being involved with Super Bowl LIII.

Of course, the NFL has come under fire from many quarters in the Black community since it appears Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed from the league for kneeling during pregame performances of the national anthem two seasons ago.

And it seems many of the team owners have sided with Donald Trump, who’s been extremely critical of Kap and others who’ve protested.

Jermaine Dupri said he's not disrespecting Black folks by involving himself with the Super Bowl.


But regardless, Dupri said he doesn’t want to be made a scapegoat for people’s issues with the league, which he conveyed on Instagram.

“Ok, let’s get this straight,” he wrote, “all y’all hitting me talking bout I’m disrespecting the black race by being involve with activities during super bowl need to include all your other favorite artist as well, because every club has a artist,every corporate party has a artist.”

Dupri’s message sparked a number of comments about whether it’s right for him to be involved with the NFL or not.

“Respectfully, you’re weak for doing the show,” someone wrote.

“JD, those of us who live here in Atlanta know what you’ve done and what you mean to the city,” another person wrote. “You my friend have earned the respect and the right to where you don’t have to explain anything that you do.”

In October it was announced that Dupri was tapped to produce a series of concerts for the Super Bowl titled “Welcome to Atlanta.” And slightly before that, the 46-year-old said he wouldn’t be boycotting the game or any of its festivities because he feels it won’t help Black folks in any way.

So far, celebrities like Jay-Z and Rihanna have reportedly turned down offers to do the Super Bowl halftime show because of Kaepernick’s poor treatment.

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