During an interview with TMZ, the veteran Hip Hop artist referred to the Roc Nation head honcho as the “token black guy” and explained how it’s possible Hov is being used.
“[The NFL is] basically showing that, ‘Aye look, let me go get a token black guy, throw him out there, say we’re dealing with systemic racism and say we’re having him involved with the entertainment,” Luke says in the clip. “It specifically said that JAY-Z would be involved with the systemic racism and the entertainment. Right now, that’s an F.”
He later added, “If they did this and you were at the table… then JAY-Z should have put in his resignation at that point. If he does not resign or they don’t make this right then [the NFL] is actually using him.”
Last month, Luke penned an op-ed for the Miami New Times, criticizing Jay and the NFL’s selections of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez for the Super Bowl halftime show. He’s adamant local Miami artists such as Rick Ross, Pitbull, Trick Daddy, Flo Rida or DJ Khaled should’ve been chosen for the gig instead.
“Pitbull, AKA Mr. Worldwide, along with Flo Rida and Rick Ross, should really be the headliners of this halftime show,” he wrote in part. “J. Lo and Shakira should be Pitbull’s invited guests since he did songs with them.
“And Flo Rida should be inviting Trick Daddy, Trina, and other Miami superstars to share the spotlight. The NFL is going about this ass-backward.”
Several special guests are expected to be added to the roster — it may or may not include Pitbull.
Watch his full interview above.