Songs of the Season to Debut During NFL Games Each Month and Will Help Raise Money for Inspire Change

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Jay-Z appear at a news conference at ROC Nation on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he’s also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. (Ben Hider/AP Images for NFL)
Inspire Change was formed by the NFL after an agreement with a group of players who protested during the national anthem the social and racial injustice in the country. NFL has partnered with Jay-Z and Roc Nation to co-produce its entertainment including the Super Bowl halftime show.

APNews reports that Jay-Z has been a strong supporter of Colin Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL the past two seasons and is not with the team now. He has turned down invitations to perform at the Super Bowl, as has Rihanna.
Other performers, including Rapsody, will host an “Inspire Change Speed Mentorship” in which she and others will mentor 65 young men and women between the ages of 13-19.
— Eve Hemingway