Jermaine Dupri Is Not A Fan Of NFL Boycott; Says It’s Ineffective

Contributed by Anaya Ray 

While celebrities like Rihanna and Jay-Z believed in turning down performing for the NFL Super Bowl as a way to support the Black Lives Matter movement and Colin Kaepernick, other celebrities have mixed feelings about the protest.

As previously reported, Rihanna turned down performing at the Super Bowl which in a way started a trend, from Pink to Cardi B to Trisha Paytas many artists have taken a stance and declined performing. 

While speaking to TMZ Sports yesterday, rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri revealed his views on the way celebrities have been boycotting the NFL. Dupri believes there’s a different way to take a stance.

He explained that instead of not performing at the Super Bowl, artists should use the halftime show as a platform to voice their stance.

“Boycotts and marches don’t seem like they work to me, I’m sorry. I think they should send a message right on stage. Take advantage of your platform.”

He went on to say, “the more people speak on it, the more they talk about it, then the more people feel like it’s something they have to address. I feel like people ignore boycotts.”

According to XXL Magazine, Dupri revealed that the situation hits close to home seeing as how the Super Bowl will be held in his hometown Atlanta.

On top of the Super Bowl being in his hometown, Dupri is set to serve as the music producer for Super Bowl Live and will be choosing talent for the festival along with producing the evening concerts.

He stated to TMZ that wants to make the Super Bowl a memorable experience for everyone.

“I was coming to Atlanta and me being the unofficial man of the city, but caring about the way people viewed my city forever and ever, I feel like it’s my job to make sure the ‘Welcome to Atlanta Experience’ is the best that you ever had for those who still do support super bowl weekend.”

 

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