Lupe Fiasco stands up for Colin Kaepernick on his latest politically charged track, “Kneelin’ On Needles.” The Tek.Lun-produced single features the Drogas Light artist backing the embattled 29-year-old quarterback, who is still a free agent. Many believe the former 49er is being blackballed by the NFL for his controversial national anthem tactics, which are being unfairly labeled as a “distraction.”
Lupe raps, “And it’s not about natural ability / You would think that Kaep took a shat on the Statue of Liberty / God damn, It’s like we’re trapped in a memory / Untrue facts where black is an injury / It makes we wanna snap, just slap me an enemy.”
— DROGASLight Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) April 1, 2017
The 35-year-old MC even name drops Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper throughout the piano-laden tune: “F–k, be more like Chance…… K-Dot wants stretch marks? I wanna own everything that’s west of the best parts.”
Kaepernick’s infamous number seven graces the artwork for the track in black with a white back drop. Give the powerful song a listen below. Will Kaep be signed by the NFL’s opening day?
This article was originally published on VIBE.