Noname Calls Out Jay-Z, Beyoncé & More For NFL Partnership
Noname is not holding back in her latest song “Namesake.” The new song is from her new album Sundial which was released on Friday (Aug. 11).
“Read in between the line at the crime scene/ I ain’t f—— with the NFL or Jay-Z,” she raps on the firey track. “Propaganda for the military complex, the same gun that shot lil’ Terry/ Out West, the same gun that shot Senair in the West Bank/ We all think the Super Bowl is the best thing.”
She continues: “Go, Rihanna, go! Watch the fighter jet fly high/ War machine gets glamorized, we play the game to pass the time/ Go, Beyoncé, go! Watch the fighter jet fly high/ War machine gets glamorized, we play the game to pass the time/ Go, Kendrick, go! Watch the fighter jet fly high/ War machine gets glamorized, we play the game to pass the time.”
Noname also calls herself out for selling out and performing at Coachella this year. “Go, Noname, go! Coachella stage got sanitized/ I said I wouldn’t perform for them and somehow I still fell in line… f—.”
Noname is no stranger to calling musicians out. When J. Cole seemingly came for her in 2021 on “Snow On Tha Bluff” she responded with “Song 33.”
“Little did I know all my readin’ would be a bother/It’s trans women bein’ murdered and this is all he can offer,” she raps. “He really ’bout to write about me when the world is in smokes,” she rapped later in the song.
J. Cole never denied coming for her which he mentioned in a tweet: “Some assume to know who the song is about. That’s fine with me, it’s not my job to tell anybody what to think or feel about the work. I accept all conversation and criticisms.”
“Follow @noname. I love and honor her as a leader in these times,” he continued. “She has done and is doing the reading and the listening and the learning on the path that she truly believes is the correct one for our people. Meanwhile a n—- like me just be rapping.”
Her last project was Room 25 which was released in 2018.