Colin Kaepernick Once Garnered Massive Support From Rap Legend Eminem Who Did a Freestyle Sequence on The QB After NFL Exit

Published 07/17/2022, 5:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 28: Colin Kaepernick arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s “Colin In Black And White” at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on October 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage,)

Colin Kaepernick and his silent protests became revolutionary. However, it also had some consequences. He opts out of his contract and remains a free agent to date. He has received immense attention for his actions, and various celebrities have come out to Kap’s support. One of those big names is none other than the rap god himself. Eminem has publicly expressed his voice in support for the ex-NFL QB and his cause.

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After his departure, Colin Kaepernick is nowhere close to an NFL return. To keep his cause alive, he gave up his career. However, he is still open to coming back and slinging passes. His offseason reveal tour was partially successful after securing a workout with the Raiders. But they still withheld the results.

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In 2017, Eminem performed a powerful freestyle rap at the BET Hip Hop Awards. His verses had immense support for Colin Kaepernick. He also took sharp digs at ex-US President Donald Trump. The former San Francisco 49ers QB thanks the hip-hop legend for his encouragement by uploading a clip of his freestyle performance on Twitter.

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Kaepernick’s Twitter caption reads, “I appreciate you [Eminem]”

His lines were supporting Kap go, “F*ck that, This is for Colin, Ball up a fist.” Eminem raises one arm and makes a fist to support the athlete. Moreover, in his 2017 song, ‘Untouchable,’ Eminem supported Kaepernick’s endeavors toward justice for culture and class. In 2016, Colin Kaepernick spearheaded the mass initiative to kneel during the American national anthem in protest of inequality. Eminem became one of his vocal supporters and continues to do so.

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Eminem set the stage on fire during his performance at the Super Bowl LVI Halftime show. He performed alongside some of the World’s most renowned Hip-Hop stars like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar, who performed some of their old-school hits. After the rapper performed his 2002 hit ‘Love Yourself,’ he took a knee, which is considered an act of silent protest. Something that Colin Kaepernick began in the NFL.

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After Slim Shady’s kneeling squabble, Colin Kaepernick resurfaces on the Internet with one of his workout videos. Since then, he began his NFL revival tour for a position in an NFL franchise. Kap became the offseason newsmaker with his workouts with NFL athletes and various interviews. Furthermore, there could be a possibility of Eminem being a prime reason for his comeback attempt. Presumably, the rap icon showing respect to Kaepernick on the NFL’s grandest stage prompted him to head back into the game.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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