Apparently, EA Sports expunged Colin Kaepernick's name from YG's song "Big Bank" and people aren't too happy about it.
The song is the soundtrack for "Madden NFL 19" and received a barrage of angry tweets from fans when an audio clip of the allegedly censored lyric was posted to Twitter.
EA Sports, however, claims that the decision was made due to a misunderstanding as to whether it had the rights to mention Colin Kaepernick's name at all, due to the fact that it did not receive rights to include Kaepernick's name and uniform number in the game itself from the NFL Players Association.
Here's what EA said:
We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack. Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don't have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn't affect soundtracks. We messed up, and the edit should never have happened. We will make it right, with an update to Madden NFL 19 on August 6 that will include the reference again. We meant no disrespect, and we apologize to Colin, to YG and Big Sean, to the NFL, to all of their fans and our players for this mistake.
Here's the soundbite:
bad enough @Kaepernick7 still not signed, but now they even edit his name out in this year’s @EAMaddenNFL during… https://t.co/sO3RNTvGLY— Mr. Changing Lives (@Mr. Changing Lives) 1533190909.0
The lyric by YG is: “Feed me to the wolves now I lead the pack and s—. / You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick.” According to the recorded post, the vulgarity and Kaepernick's name are both removed.
Of course, Pat and Keith found the accusations ridiculous, but they were especially hung up on the Affordable Care Act lyric.
Take a listen by hitting the play button on the clip above.
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