Tina Lawson Defends Jay-Z After Troll Compares NFL To The KKK: Stop Being A Crab In A Barrel
Tina Lawson isn’t backing down against criticism of her son-in-law Jay-Z.
He’s received tons of backlash since his partnership with the NFL was announced last year. While he was able to get the league to donate $100 million to criminal justice reform recently, the criticism continued. And his mother-in-law is defending him.
She praised his latest move on Instagram Wednesday (Feb. 19).
She then responded to a critic who said of Jay-Z’s donation,
”It’s like the KKK giving money to the black community and laughing to see how far we get while they keep doing what they do.”
Tina Lawson quickly fired right back with,
“But do you agree that $100 million goes along way with legal aid for people who wouldn’t otherwise. So even if what you say is true is what you do with that money that makes a difference is it better to just continue to complain and not do a thing but do a lot of talking and being negative. If the KKK gave $100 million to civil rights I would take that money and use it to help the conditions of black people and who would be laughing then? Stop being a crab in a barrel.”
As reported, Jay-Z signed on to be the head of entertainment programming for the league, taking charge of performances like the recent Super Bowl halftime show featuring Latina stars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
Lawson previously took to Instagram to defend Jay-Z after fans questioned his partnership. She reposted a quote that reads,
“Meanwhile Jay-Z been sending millions of cases of water to flint and not even saying a word about it. What have these Twitter woke blue checkmarks done?”
“Repost: good question”
In a recent interview, Jay told The New York Times he’s not bothered by the criticism if he can bring the issue of police brutality to the NFL’s non-minority fans. He continued,
“As long as real people are being hurt and marginalized and losing family members, then yes, I can take a couple rounds of negative press.”
“Focusing on social justice is the nature of how we grew up,. The people we sign — 75 percent of them, at least — grew up in poverty. When one of us gets signed, it doesn’t end our connection to the ’hood or the streets. Our lives are still there, our cousin still needs a lawyer, our mother still can’t make the rent. This is real life.”
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