Madden 19 isn’t even out yet, but the game is already causing controversy. Big Sean is speaking out against the NFL and EA Sports for editing out his shout out to Colin Kaepernick on his verse of the YG song “Big Bank” used on the version played on the game.
When news broke (via a video on social media) that the song had been altered, both rappers were reportedly stunned.
— Mr. Changing Lives (@jeanclervil) August 2, 2018
Big Sean spoke out on social media and showed support for the former NFL star.
“It’s disappointing and appalling
@NFL & @EA took @Kaepernick7’s name out of my verse on Big Bank for Madden 19, like it was a curse word. When he’s not a curse, he’s a gift! Nobody from my team approved any of this,” Big Sean posted on Thursday.
It’s disappointing and appalling @NFL & @EA took @Kaepernick7’s name out of my verse on Big Bank for Madden 19, like it was a curse word. When he's not a curse, he's a gift! Nobody from my team approved any of this.
— Sean Don (@BigSean) August 2, 2018
The original version of the YG song “Big Bank” also features Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz. Sean’s original verse is: “Feed me to the wolves now I lead the pack and s**t. You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick.”
Sources told TMZ that YG supports Colin Kaepernick and is extremely upset about the removal of his name from the song.
So far, EA Sports and the NFL have been radio silent on the issue of who was responsible for the altered lyrics. Of course someone had a problem with referencing Colin Kaepernick thanks to his revolutionary decision to jumpstart the #TakeaKnee movement.
Colin Kaepernick’s legal team is reportedly preparing to subpoena President Donald Trump to prove that there was political influence that resulted in the NFL colluding and black-balling the star quarterback.
The federal subpoena is expected to be issued in the coming weeks, according to a source who spoke to Yahoo. Colin Kaepernick’s legal team is seeking testimony from Trump Vice President Mike Pence and other officials familiar with the president’s agenda on protesting NFL players, sources said.