According to a Twitter user, Colin Kaepernick’s name has been scrubbed from the lyrics of YG’s “Big Bank,” on the soundtrack to this year’s Madden, an American football video game series developed by EA Tiburon for EA Sports.
The track features fellow rappers, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj and Big Sean. Some words are excluded from the song including curse words, the n-word, mentions of drugs and sexual activity. Unexpectedly when Big Sean rap’s, “You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick,” in the third verse, the former quarterback’s name is missing.
Oh!!!!! @EAMaddenNFL who told you to edit Colin’s name out???? @nfl ? @NFLPA Curious minds want to know 👁 Thanks Jean for the info!!! If you guys see more shady stuff send it over. https://t.co/EIBQbaQ5SA
— NESSA (@nessnitty) August 2, 2018
Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Daib, retweeted the post questioning if the NFL of being behind the removal of his name. “Oh!!!!!
@EAMaddenNFL who told you to edit Colin’s name out???? @nfl ? @NFLPA Curious minds want to know,” she wrote.
The football player is currently suing the NFL and some team owners for collusion after he was released from the San Francisco 49ers over the controversy surrounding his national anthem protest in 2016, where he kneeled to bring awareness to police brutality and racial injustice.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.