"We messed up, and the edit should never have happened."
EA Sports issued a statement last night in regards to Colin Kaepernick's name being edited out of the song "Big Bank," after EA received backlash from YG, Big Sean and Kaepernick's girlfriend, Nessa Diab. The lyric that was edited is supposed to go like this, "Feed me to the wolves now I lead the pack and shit. You boys all cap, I'm more Colin Kaepernick. I'm rare as affordable health care."
However, as shown in the video embedded below, there's nothing but dead air when "Colin Kaepernick" is mentioned.
Big Sean posted the following on twitter, "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."
As a result, EA Sports has vowed to make things right with an update to Madden 19 on August 6 that will include the proper lyrics.
"We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack. 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. We messed up, and the edit should never have happened. We will make it right, with an update to Madden NFL 19 on August 6 that will include the reference again. We meant no disrespect, and we apologize to Colin, to YG and Big Sean, to the NFL, to all of their fans and our players for this mistake."