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Lupe Fiasco Stands Up for NFL Player Colin Kaepernick on “Kneelin’ On Needles”

1st and 15th
1st and 15th

The recent debate surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is one of the most polarizing topics in sports right now. Kaepernick, who famously took a knee during the National Anthem throughout last season while he played for the 49ers, is suspected to be blacklisted by the NFL and deemed a “distraction.”

Lupe Fiasco comes to Kaepernick’s defense on his new song, “Kneelin’ On Needles.” The politically-charged record, which is produced by Baltimore’s Tek.Lun, tackles the controversy surrounding Kaepernick and the misguided criticism Kaep has been receiving. The cover art for “Kneelin’ On Needles” is a picture of the number seven, a nod to Kaepernick’s old football jersey.

“But, I’m back to the mentally/And it’s not about natural ability/You would think that Kaep took a shat on the Statue of Liberty/God damn/It’s like we’re trapped in a memory/Untrue facts where black is an injury/It makes we wanna snap, just slap me an enemy/Then go into the back and just rap to infinity/Fuck, be more like Chance/Solo acts be more like bands/Adversaries be more like fans/BDs and GDs be more like fam,” he raps.

Colin Kaepernick, who recently helped raise over $1 million dollars to provide aid to people of Somalia who suffered a catastrophic drought that has devastated their crops and livestocks, is currently a free agent in the NFL. Hopefully he gets signed to a team soon.

Bump “Kneelin’ On Needles” below.

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