Something a bit different for video of the week today, Nick Cannon delivers an incendiary and scathing spoken word piece entitled ‘Stand for What!’ that takes in confederate flags, Robert. E Lee, police brutality, slavery, military death and the black lives matter campaign. It comes in response to President Trump’s negative rhetoric that suggested NFL owners should sack players like Colin Kaepernick who take a knee in protest at injustice, during America’s national anthem. ‘Stand For What’ showcases various images of African Americans being victimized by those in authority, vintage footage of civil rights leaders & more.
Nick Cannon on The National Anthem: “You want me to stand for a song that continues to remind us of all of the harm that has done us wrong? Stand for what? For your army where none of our sons truly belong?”
Nick continues: “I can still love my country and hate that fucked up songs about rockets and bombs bursting in air / reminds me of Charlottesville’s vicious glare.”