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Nas has the Christmas Spirit.
The Fashionable MC is using his influence to make a political statement for the good of the people with the sale of his version of the Ugly Christmas Sweater.
According to the Huffington Post, This holiday season, the veteran MC launched the “Kneeling Santa” crew neck sweater by his clothing brand HSTRY. Available in red, black, and green, proceeds for the special edition sweater will go to a non-profit called Center for Court Innovation, which “seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system,” according to the organization’s website.
The Black Santa is positioned in the controversial kneeling position paying homage to 49er’s quarterback, Colin Kaepernick’s protest on the football field this season.
“Colin Kaepernick recently took this powerful stance, and like him, we love America – but also cannot ignore the injustices we have been seeing and how important our fight is against them,” Nas said in a statement to HuffPost.
Sales generated from 2 Chainz’s “Dabbing Santa” merchandise resulted in $2 million in revenue, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting his non-profit organization, T.R.U. (To Reassure U) Foundation, which helps local Atlanta residents.
Featured image: The Fader