NFL Disrespecting Miami Hip-Hop Artist

The NFL is disrespecting Miami’s music industry. Last week, the league announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will co-headline the Super Bowl LIV halftime show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. According to the NFL, Lopez and Shakira are the first artists to come onboard since entering into a partnership with the rapper mogul and his company Roc Nation to act as the league’s entertainment arm.

Pitbull, aka Mr. Worldwide, along with Flo Rida and Rick Ross should really be the headliners of this halftime show. J-Lo and Shakira should be Pitbull’s invited guests since he did songs with them.And Flo Rida should be inviting Trick Daddy and Trina and other Miami superstars to share the spotlight. The NFL is going about this ass backwards.  

Neither of these female performers is from Miami. J-Lo is from New York City and lives in the Big Apple with her husband, former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, who grew up in Miami. Although, he’s quick to tell people he’s reps New York. Shakira may live in Miami, but just like other celebrities who have a home here, she’s looking for tax breaks. Lopez and Shakira don’t get involved in social issues that concern the community. They don’t volunteer to help out the community and the needy. To me, that’s a settler. This Superbowl is supposed to be about Miami showcasing everything about the city for more reasons than one.

Jay-Z is in violation of the G code. When you go into another’s man city, you are supposed to consult with him. In this case, he should’ve had a conversation with me before coming up with this ludicrous idea. The NFL is disrespecting the hard work of black entertainers who have made Miami the center of the rap game. On the NFL Network, league officials said the show is going to promote Latina culture because Miami is all about Hispanic people. That’s a slap in the face to the African American community, which includes a diverse mix of Bahamian, Jamaican and Haitian people.

It’s an outrage considering the NFL is raping us for a ton of money to host the Super Bowl at Hardrock Stadium. Miami-Dade County is kicking in $10 million taxpayer funds, $3.3 million from the city of Miami, and $1.2 million in fee waivers from the city of Miami Beach. The NFL needs Miami because you can’t put a price on hosting a big event in the best city in America. The hotels are already packed with visitors in February when the Super Bowl is supposed to take place.

This Super Bowl Halftime should be about Miami. This is a rich entertainment community with worldwide entertainers, not some slap dicks. It’s totally disrespectful. Shit, I wouldn’t be mad if the NFL would have landed Ariana Grande because she at least grew up in Boca Raton and can really sing. Jay-Z needs to talk some sense to the NFL. I’ve said he didn’t deserve criticism for linking up with the NFL before he had a chance to start. But he needs to straighten this shit out. 

Otherwise, I’ll be hopping on that bandwagon calling him a sellout.

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