El-P Says Run the Jewels Rejected the NFL's Super Bowl Song Request "Because Fuck Them"

El-P Says Run the Jewels Rejected the NFL's Super Bowl Song Request "Because Fuck Them"
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Yesterday (May 23), the NFL announced that it would penalize players who kneeled during the national anthem. The decision — which is a direct response to Black Lives Matter protestors like Colin Kaepernick — has been met with enormous backlash online. But, as Run the Jewels member El-P puts it, the organization has always been bad.

Taking to Twitter, El said that the NFL has "been trash," explaining that the organization attempted to license the Run the Jewels song "Legend Has It" for the Super Bowl.

What did the league offer as payment? Zero dollars. 

Read El-P's statement below.