Many in the celebrity community have publicly taken a stand to support 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaeperick as he continues to kneel during the singing of the national anthem at NFL games. Now, two talented entertainers are the latest to show they’re on his side.
Performing before a packed crowd at Mandalay Bay’s Daylight Beach Club in Las Vegas on Labor Day, hip-hop lyricist J. Cole made quite the statement as he took to the stage in a white 49ers jersey with “Kaepernick” across the back. Photos and video of Cole showing his support for Kaep hit the Internet soon after the performance began.
J. Cole performing in a Kaepernick jersey last night. pic.twitter.com/V3zVepGhJe— Only Hip Hop Facts (@OnlyHipHopFacts) September 5, 2016
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Just a few days earlier, R&B crooner Trey Songz made his way to the stage in Sin City’s infamous Drais Nightclub in a red 49ers jersey.
Trey Songz and J. Cole both show support for Colin Kaepernick at recent shows pic.twitter.com/kSXkz7240s— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) September 6, 2016
Both J.Cole and Trey have been well-documented in their outreach and activism efforts throughout their respective careers.
In addition to consistently using his music to address social issues affecting the Black community, Cole has been spotted at a number of Black Lives Matter marches and even spoke as a special guest alongside filmmaker Ryan Coogler at the MLKNow event back in January.
In 2011, he also established the Dreamville Foundation to provide opportunities for urban youth in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Similarly, Trey Songz founded the Angels With Heart Foundation back in 2010 alongside his mother April. The AWH organizations hosts a series of annual events to provide opportunities for his fans to give back in their communities.