While presenting at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, Kevin Hart told the audience they were "allowed to kneel," seemingly referencing how NFL players have been protesting during the national anthem before games.
"[In] this game you're allowed to kneel," Hart said while presenting with fellow comedian Tiffany Haddish.
He continued: "You can do whatever you want, there's no old white men to stop you."
Hart, 39, also said the award show was like "a typical day at the White House."
“Beefs pop off, bad language, people run to the bathroom and send out crazy tweets,” Hart said. "It's basically like a typical day at the White House. In your face Trump, suck it."
Earlier this month, as the league began the first full week of its 2018 preseason, NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem.
Some players held their fists in the air, while others decided to kneel, despite the controversy surrounding the action.
Hart's outburst was one of several political moments during the Monday night award show.
Rapper Logic donned a shirt that read "F--- the wall" while singing his song "One Day" with Ryan Tedder. The 28-year-old singer was joined on stage by immigrant leaders, parents and children, all wearing T-shirts that read "We are all human beings," in protest of the Trump administration's family separation and detention policy.
During the performance, adults and minors were shown being separated on stage by a wall that eventually falls, allowing them to reunite.
The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, which was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, also featured a performance by Jennifer Lopez, who took home the Michael Jackson Vanguard award.
The star was joined by her 10-year-old twins Max and Emme, along with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez for her big moment.
Fox News' Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.