Towards the end of July, EA Sports revealed the official soundtrack to Madden ’19. Among the artists were Cardi B, Pusha T, Migos as well as YG. The “Hand Gun” rapper’s massive posse cut “Big Bank” ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj was included on the tracklist. Earlier today, fans noticed something weird about the track. Colin Kaepernick’s name was censored during Big Sean’s verse. Clearly, this caused an uproar considering the battle Kap’s endured for players rights to protest the national anthem. It was previously reported that YG was heated about the whole situation but now, Big Sean has responded to the whole ordeal.
Much like YG, Big Sean isn’t happy with EA Sports or the NFL over the censorship of Colin Kaepernick’s name. The rapper shared a response via Twitter earlier today and explained that nobody from his team approved of the censorship.
“It’s disappointing and appalling @NFL & @EA took Colin Kaepernick’s name out of my verse on Big Bank for Madden 19, like it was a curse word.” He wrote, “When he’s not a curse, he’s a gift! Nobody from my team approved any of this.”
The song’s censorship was clearly made without the approval of either artists. Reports claimed that YG was completely unaware of the change. At this point, it’s still unclear if it was EA, the NFL or the game’s producer who censored Kap’s name.