(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Defying the National Football League, which, according to some media reports, had told him not to do so, American rapper, songwriter, and record producer Eminem went down on one knee and bowed his head as if in prayer after his performance during yesterday’s Super Bowl halftime show that featured rap and hip-hop musicians.
The gesture, first begun by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to silently protest what Kaepernick and many other professional athletes believe is unacceptable police brutality against minorities, remains controversial and has driven many sports fans away from watching the games they once loved.
According to the New York Post:
“Eminem kneeled on stage during his Super Bowl 2022 halftime show performance, and the NFL has denied a report that the league objected to the “Colin Kaepernick-style” gesture.
“According to a report from Puck, the rapper was at odds with the NFL over kneeling “Colin Kaepernick-style” during a star-studded halftime show that also featured Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent.
“But NFL reps denied the league had any differences with Eminem before his performance. In a statement to The Post, the reps said players have been taking a knee since 2016 without sanctions, so musical talent wouldn’t be held to a different standard.”
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— New York Post (@nypost) February 14, 2022