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VIDEO: Rapper Freddie Gibbs Has NSFW Response to Colin Kaepernick Over Jay-Z's NFL Partnership

Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL has sparked plenty of conversation over whether or not Colin Kaepernick's kneeling and subsequent ousting from league was in vain. Some players, such as Eric Reid, view his choice to become the NFL's music entertainment strategist downright undermines Kaepernick's work. The same can't be said for fellow rappers, though. With Jay-Z facing overwhelming criticism, Freddie Gibbs rushed to his defense, and in the process issued an NSFW response to Kaepernick.

"F--k Colin Kaepernick."

Talk about not holding back. Gibbs went on to insist that Kaepernick's time in the spotlight is more or less done considering he settled his grievance case with the NFL and didn't continue to fight.

He also emphasized that, if anything, the hate for the partnership is unwarranted.

"Let it go," he said. "Y'all hating on Jay-Z for tryna own something in the NFL."

It's a valid point. This is an important member of the African-American community taking a leading role in shaping a large part of the NFL's culture -- at least if you choose to look at it that way.

And Gibbs isn't the only artist who supports the move. Cardi B has also stated that she believes he can make a change.

He has the resources to do it. He can be a difference-maker in a league that has struggled with racism in recent years. Let's see how the situation unfolds before calling it a terrible and misguided decision.