EA Sports has issued an apology for editing Colin Kaepernick’s name out of a song, which is mentioned in the song “Big Bank” by YG, in Madden NFL 19.
“We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack,” EA Sports stated. “Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don’t have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn’t affect soundtracks.
— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) August 3, 2018
Big Sean took to Twitter on Thursday to state that he never approved the editing of Kaepernick’s name out of his song.
“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!”