For Jay-Z the best defense is a good insult ̵
1; he wastes no time in putting his controversial NFL partnership into action by introducing a new line of clothing to finance social change … and his buddy, Meek Mill .
The NFL and Jay's Roc Nation have just announced a new Inspire Change clothing line and a music show called Songs of the Season. The musical part of this deal begins with Meek, Meghan Trainor and Rapsody performing on September 5 at the NFL kickoff event in Chicago.
Meek and Rapsody are customers of Roc Nation, but Meghan is not … which shows that despite a wave of criticism, Jay still has many entertainers willing to support his NFL project. All three artists are the first proponents of Inspire Change.
The bulk of the deal, however, is the clothing line – since it appears to have Jay's fingerprint everywhere. After successfully launching his Rocawear and Paper Planes (the Paper Airplane logo you see everywhere), he knows that clothes and hats cost a lot of money.
Roc Nation and the League say the Inspire Change Clothing will fund Inspire Change programs around the world United States – focusing on "economic empowerment, police and community relations and criminal justice reform".
As you know, Jay-Z did a lot of work after ] [meeting] Roger Goodell at . Many critics, including athletes and entertainers, felt that Jay left Colin Kaepernick and was kneeling in protest for social justice.
Coming Only two weeks after this firestorm, the Inspire Change initiative is playing out like Jay's refutation of the haters.