Big Sean had taken to Twitter in displeasure last Thursday (Aug. 2) over EA Sport’s removal of free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s name from his verse on YG’s “Big Bank” for Madden 19. In spite of EA Sports’ apology following Sean’s tweet, the Detroit rapper was vocal about the erasure of Kaepernick’s name during a concert over the weekend. “They can’t stop us. They can’t censor us. They’re not going to take any lyrics out of no songs. We say what we mean and we mean what we say,” Big Sean said before instructing the crowd to recite the line featuring Kaepernick’s name.
Kaepernick saw the video and took to his own Instagram to thank Sean for "not being silent on this issue."
EA said an Aug. 6 update to Madden would include the reference once again. “Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don't have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn't effect soundtracks,” their statement issued.