Redman Commends NFL Players for Taking a Knee During National Anthem
Everyone has their own way of looking at things. For the latest installment of XXL‘s Views, a video series in which big names in hip-hop are put in the hot seat and share their opinion on trending topics and current events, we have New Jersey rap legend Redman, who sounds off on everything from Eminem to Colin Kaepernick.
The veteran MC discusses a number of topics including Eminem's emphatic takedown of President Trump during his 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards freestyle, NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and the new generation of rap.
Redman fully supports Eminem's Trump diss, lamenting on the fact that Em used the platform to send a statement. "This is a guy that could of just went up there and blacking out on different lyrics because I know he got tons of them," he says. "This guy of a different race color than I am, used his color and his power that night ti make a statement, mostly for our people. Even though we buy his records to. I just see it so deep what he did."
One of the biggest topics in the media today is Colin Kaepernick—who was just named by GQ as the Citizen of the Year—and NFL players kneeling during the anthem.
"It took one player to start something about injustice," explains Redman, who's currently hosting VH1's reality competition show Scared Famous. "Sometimes you have to go to an extreme to make a statement. When you make a statement with that extreme, people will get hurt."
Always known to speak his mind, Redman shares some interesting thoughts on some of the biggest trending topics in today's current events. Check out the rapper's point of view in the video below.