“With the NFL protests, people say they’re protesting, but at the same time, it’s selective protests,” he said (8:38). “So you got people playing fantasy football. You’re not so supposed to be doing that. People gambling on the games. You’re not supposed to be doing that. People going to the game. How you going to protest, and you’re still participating?”
He continued: “… If Julian Edelman was the only motherfucker out there running routes, and it was no black players on the field, ain’t no way in hell I would’ve performed at the Super Bowl. But the city was there, everybody was there. You can’t just pick and choose and be selective. You’re either all in or you’re all out … I’mma think for myself and I’mma do what I know what I wanna do. And do what’s right for me and my people.”
“You can’t [be] selective and do a protest when it’s convenient for you. I’m against police brutality—I’m against all that shit,” he said. “Me and Killer Mike made a song, ‘Rabbits Revenge’ (with Tom Morello). I ain’t hear nobody press play on that motherfucker. We actually spoke on Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice and everybody.”
Big Boi said he didn’t receive as much backlash as Scott and Maroon 5, mostly because he has a reputation for giving back to the community.
“I do stuff around the city of Atlanta. People see me in the streets of Atlanta, molding the minds of young kids, as well as speaking up for our people,” he explained. “… I’ve been doing it.”
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