J. Cole showed support for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick amid controversy over his protest of the national anthem.
During a show over the weekend, the 2014 Forest Hills Drive rapper sported a #7 jersey to recognize him and his plight to bring awareness to police brutality by sitting during the national anthem. Trey Songz also sported the jersey during a recent performance at Drai’s in Las Vegas.
Kaepernick’s efforts, which have been trashed by many Americans who don’t believe he’s speaking through the proper channels, were even supported by President Barack Obama who briefly spoke about it while giving a speech in China. “I don’t doubt his sincerity,” said Obama. “I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. If nothing else, he’s generated more conversation about issues that have to be talked about.”