Jay-Z has spoken out about his controversial new partnership with the NFL, saying that he thinks we have moved "past kneeling."

Jay answered questions alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, where he was asked whether he'd kneel or stand.

 "I think we've moved past kneeling, and I think it's time to go into actionable items."

Adding, "No, I don't want people to stop protesting at all. Kneeling — I know we're stuck on it because it's a real thing — but kneeling is a form of protest. I support protest across the board. We need to bring light to the issue. I think everyone knows what the issue is — we're done with that," he said. "We all know the issue now. OK, next. What are we moving [on to] next? ... And I'm not minimizing that part of it, because that has to happen, that's a necessary part of the process. But now that we all know what's going on, what are we going to do? How are we going to stop it? Because the kneeling was not about a job, it was about injustice."

After facing criticism, Jay-Z stated that he had spoken to Colin Kaepernick about the deal, something Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa and his attorney denies.