Reports have said Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Blue Ivy sat during the recitation of the National Anthem at the 54th Super Bowl as a form of silent protest, but the male rapper has come out to deny this.
Jay Z recently revealed that it was not a protest at all and he did not do what he did to send any sort of message.
According to him, Beyonce was telling him that she was thinking about what Demi Lovato must have been going through before she started the Anthem since she has performed at the Super Bowl before and he hasn’t.
The rapper shared that they reached their seats and just concentrated on Demi’s performance, but from a business point of view.
We immediately jumped into artist mode
I’m really just looking at the show. The mics start. Was it too low to start?…
He added that there was no way Blue Ivy could’ve been involved in any protest because their 8-year-old would never have been able to play it cool on camera.
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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. He is regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Born and raised in New York City, Jay-Z first began his musical career after founding the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995, and subsequently released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. The album was released to widespread critical success, and solidified his standing in the music industry. He has gone on to release twelve additional albums, which have all attained generally positive critical reception and commercial success, including The Blueprint (2001) and The Black Album (2003). Jay-Z has also released the full-length collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) and Everything Is Love (2018) with Kanye West and wife Beyoncé, respectively.
According to his mother, Carter used to wake up his siblings at night banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table. She bought him a boom box for his birthday, sparking his interest in music. He began freestyling and writing lyrics. Known as “Jazzy” around the neighborhood, Carter later adopted the showbiz/stage name “Jay-Z” in homage to his mentor Jaz-O.
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