Nelly added his name to the list of supporters of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel for the National Anthem. During Tuesday’s episode of FS1’s Undisputed, Nelly explained to Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe how Kaepernick is like Rosa Parks.
“If you look at any type of movement all throughout history, when Rosa Parks didn’t get up, she was tired,” Nelly said. “Had she not been tired maybe she would have got up. Maybe it hadn’t started then. It doesn’t matter when it starts or how it starts or why it starts. The thing is it’s here.”
Nelly’s views fell right in line with Jeezy, who was interviewed on the show last week.
“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.”
Lil Wayne, on the other hand, 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.”