Jeezy Weighs in on Kaepernick Protests, Trap Music, Upcoming Album ‘Trap Or Die 3’ on FS1’s “UNDISPUTED”
Jeezy stopped by Fox Sports studios on yesterday to weigh in on Colin Kaepernick protests, the history of trap Music and Friday’s release of album Trap Or Die 3 on FS1’s “UNDISPUTED” with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless on FS1’s “UNDISPUTED” show.
“I think he’s absolutely right,” he says of Kaepernick’s National Anthem protests. “Just because he’s an athlete doesn’t mean that he has to live by different standards…He’s gotten more headlines by doing that than a lot of us protesting and marching…I commend him on it. Hats off. He’s a class act in my book.”
Comparing Kaepernick to Muhammad Ali, Jeezy says, “That’s why we love Muhammad Ali. He stood for us.
Jeezy goes on to mention how, like Kaepernick, Ali wasn’t revered for his political stances until years later. “After (Ali) passed, we really respect him for that. He was a great boxer but he was a great man.”
Jeezy’s views on Kaepernick are quite different from those of Lil Wayne, who went on the show last September. In the interview, Wayne shared his lack of an opinion.
“I’m not into it enough to even give an opinion,” he said. “Somebody had to tell me why he was doing it. That’s how much I didn’t know what was going on, and I kinda still don’t. Somebody gotta explain to me like, ‘Yo, he kneeling because of Black Lives Matter thing and because’—that whole wave just went by me too fast for me to give an opinion.”
Pre-orders of Trap Or Die 3 are available on iTunes.