Nelly Compares Colin Kaepernick Protest to Rosa Parks
It was reported last month that Nelly had signed on to be a regular on FS1's Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, making his debut Tuesday (Nov. 1). The rapper, who is a minority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, shared his takes on LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick, likening the quarterback's National Anthem protest to that of Rosa Parks.
"It is a serious issue and I’m with him," he says in the above clip. "If you look at any type of movement all throughout history, when Rosa Parks didn’t get up, she was tired. Had she not been tired maybe she would have got up. Maybe it hadn’t started then. It doesn’t matter when it starts or how it starts or why it starts. The thing is it’s here."
He goes on to explain that whether or not Kaepernick was the starting quarterback at the time the protests began is irrelevant and that even Rosa Parks was questioned by other passengers for her refusal to move. "They’re not looking at the significance of what she’s doing at that time. It doesn’t matter when it starts and the scenario around it, it’s the focus of it," he says. "For someone like Colin Kaepernick to jeopardize everything he’s worked for up to this point…I think the brother’s genuine, I’m definitely in his corner. I know Colin, I’ve met him a few times. I think we don’t know the real Colin Kaepernick yet because I think he’s finding himself."
Nelly finishes with a succinct point, saying. "Football is a game, that kneel is about life." Catch his full comments up above, and watch him talk about whether Lebron is a top 5 player of all time below.
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