Sunday’s (Feb. 4) intense Super Bowl LII saw the Philadelphia Eagles overtake the defending New England Patriots as world champions, with Eagles QB Nick Foles taking home the MVP award.
Elsewhere, Chi-town rapper Common had a personal MVP award he wanted to give to a different person: Footballer-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick. Shortly after the Super Bowl, the rapper took to Twitter to award Kaep. “My personal MVP (Most Valuable Person) is @Kaepernick7 . Thank you brother for all that you’ve done and continue to do. I’m here to help. #standupforsomething @yourrightscamp.”
The tweet included a 45-second clip highlighting Kaepernick’s day-to-day work in the Know Your Rights Camp, and at one point Common makes an appearance himself rocking a Know Your Rights t-shirt. “This dude is a hero,” Common says of Kaepernick in the video. The Camp is part of a free campaign for youth funded by Kaepernick to raise awareness about higher education, self empowerment and instruction on how to properly interact with law enforcement.
Check it out below.
My personal MVP (Most Valuable Person) is @Kaepernick7 . Thank you brother for all that you’ve done and continue to do. I’m here to help. #standupforsomething @yourrightscamp pic.twitter.com/g75Ezj5kKm
— COMMON (@common) February 5, 2018