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.
NFL been trash. they asked for the rights to play legend has it in the stadium during the superbowl. we said no because fuck them. they operate like they're an indispensable public utility. they aren't. they are gone with the flip of a channel. fuuuuuuck you.— el-p (@therealelp) May 24, 2018
and just in case anyone is wondering how much the nfl wanted to pay us for using legend has it, that would be zero dollars and the strong suggestion that we take them up on the opportunity to enrich a private, racist and for profit company masquerading as a non profit. blow me.— el-p (@therealelp) May 24, 2018