Jay-Z and Beyonce sit during national anthem at Superbowl and Colin Kaepernick takes a stab at their stance
It is surprising that Jay-Z and Beyoncé decided to sit during Demi Lovato’s singing of the Star-Spangled Banner? No.
The Carters are the epitome of black wealth and power and they do as they please. Super Bowl LIV was no different. They chose to remain in their seats at Hard Rock Stadium on the eve of Jay-Z’s influence on the NFL committing $100 million to criminal justice reform.
Jay-Z co-produced the halftime show which brought J. Lo and Shakira together in an electrifying Super Bowl LIV halftime show. Roc Nation and the NFL has plans to work on events and social activism.
Yet Jay has been criticized for turning his back on Colin Kaepernick. Jay is still an advocate for Kaepernick, but says his decision-making and partnership with the NFL is about more than kneeling.
“We’ve moved past kneeling. I think it’s time to go into actionable items.” He also said he “had a conversation” with Kaepernick about playing a role in the partnership, but Kaepernick reportedly declined, something the football star denies.
If fact, Kaep and his girlfriend Nessa Diab took at stab at in a social media post, taking aim at Bey and Jay for what seems to be a conflicted stance on social justice after his “past kneeling” statement.
And Jay — whose role in the deal is of a “live music entertainment strategist” — added there are no hard feelings, at least on his part, between the men, saying, “We all do different things. We all work differently for the same results. I don’t know what he’s doing and hopefully, he doesn’t knock what I’m doing.”
Well y’all already knew Beyonce wasn’t going to stand, given that she just sat through a standing ovation for Joaquin Phoenix during the Golden Globes.
Regardless of social media chatter about the Carters’ moves, they enjoyed the game. Jay was spotted eating French Fries and Blue Ivy posed on the field.
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