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Jermaine Dupri Says JAY-Z Never Told Him Not to Partner With the NFL

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Longtime Colin Kaepernick supporter JAY-Z just announced a high-profile partnership with the NFL, a pairing that has seemed hypocritical to many football players and entertainers alike. Amid the controversy came a claim that the rapper told Jermaine Dupri to turn down a similar partnership with the league before taking it himself. But Dupri went on a radio show on Thursday to set the record straight. “He and I never had a conversation where he told me, ‘Don’t do what you’re doing,'" said Dupri. "What our conversation was was that, ‘You know what side I’m on; I understand what you’re doing.'”