Jay-Z and his Roc Nation have entered into a multiyear partnership with the National Football League (NFL), per a statement released Tuesday (August 13). The cited aim of the deal is “to reduce barriers to opportunity, with a focus on three priority areas: education and economic advancement; police and community relations; and criminal justice reform.”

But not everyone is a fan of the deal, considering the NFL’s treatment of Black athletes like Colin Kaepernick, who was pushed out of the league when he began protesting racial injustice by taking a knee on the field, and whom Jay-Z has publically supported. The music mogul even reportedly refused to perform during last year’s Super Bowl, going so far as to slam the NFL in the song “Apeshit,” rapping, “I said no to the Super Bowl, you need me, I don’t need you.”

Jay-Z addressed the Kaepernick question via The Wall Street Journal, according to Variety: “We like to think that the way we build the [NFL’s social awareness program] Inspire Change platform, that if anything close to that would happen in the future, then Kaepernick would have a platform where he can express himself and maybe it doesn’t have to take place on the field,” Jay-Z told the Wall Street Journal Tuesday, according to Variety.

Jay-Z later said that he talked to Kaepernick ahead of the deal, but TMZ reports that Kaep’s attorney, Mark Geragos, maintains that the MC did not talk to his client about the partnership.

Many people are scratching their heads.