“He’s not a curse, he’s a gift…”
With Madden 19 set for release on August 10, a few lucky individuals were given early access to the annual NFL video game and one player noticed a subtle change to Big Sean’s verse on YG’s “Big Bank” track on the game’s soundtrack. Madden 19 censored Colin Kaepernick’s name.
“Feed me to the wolves, now I lead the pack and shit/ You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick”
Big Sean tweeted out that he was appalled at whoever was involved in the decision to censor Kaepernick’s name as if it were a curse word.
It’s disappointing and appalling @NFL & @EA took @Kaepernick7’s name out of my verse on Big Bank for Madden 19, like it was a curse word. When he’s not a curse, he’s a gift! Nobody from my team approved any of this.
— Sean Don (@BigSean) August 2, 2018
EA Sports has since apologized and made it known that an update to the game will go into effect on August 6.
Hey Sean, no doubt we messed up here. We look forward to making it right. pic.twitter.com/taFXQ7UwBA
— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) August 3, 2018
See Big Sean’s verse in its entirety below.
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