J. Cole Meets With Colin Kaepernick, Supports Bringing Quarterback to Baltimore

 J. Cole performs at the Forum on July 11, 2017 in Inglewood
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 J. Cole performs at the Forum on July 11, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

The rapper shouted out Kaepernick onstage in Charm City, pressuring the Ravens to sign the free-agent quarterback.

While NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is having a rough offseason as a free agent looking for a new team, at least he can count on J. Cole for support. 

During the rapper's 4 Your Eyez Only world tour stop in Baltimore on Sunday night, Cole shouted out Kaepernick from the stage. 

"Baltimore, the type of shit that's happening here, don't you think somebody should risk they're whole livelihood and their whole life to talk about this shit? Even if it cost them they money, they job, they life? Don't that sound like Colin Kaepernick? Don't that sound like what he doing? And he trying to come to Baltimore, the city that seems to need that shit for real," Cole told the crowd. 

The Baltimore Ravens have recently expressed interest in Kaepernick but have not signed the quarterback yet, with some pointing to the controversy surrounding his decision to kneel during the national anthem last year in protest as the reason. 

On Monday, Kaepernick posted photos with Cole to his Twitter account in which Cole is wearing the athlete's Know Your Rights Camp T-shirt. 

"I appreciate you not just talking about helping the people, but actually going out and doing the work," Cole wrote to Cole with one photo. See the pics and watch the video below. 

Looooove this ---- Using his platform to speak the TRUTH! Thank you @JColeNC for showing @kaepernick7 love at... https://t.co/l3iWxrNBLJ pic.twitter.com/imwdizWvtT

— KnowYourRightsCamp (@yourrightscamp) August 7, 2017