Jay-Z Turns Down Super Bowl Performance
Jay-Z has turned down the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl.
Looks like music mogul Jay-Z’s latest music hasn’t only attracted major corporations like Sprint and Puma, but the actual NFL itself. News reports have surfaced that Jay recently turned down an offer from the sport league in request of being the official 2018 Super Bowl Half-Time performer.
Known as the most-watched sporting event, previous performers include Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars. News publication The Sun reports that the NFL approached Jay-Z as a performer in hopes of breaking the current viewership record held by Lady Gaga of 117 million.
While a major promotion opportunity for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and music streaming platform Tidal, the multi-platinum recording artist respectfully declined the opportunity.
Many are also reporting that Jay-Z declined the offer in support of against the NFL’s current black balling of former NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick. The former San Francisco 49ers player was released by the organization last year after protesting against the national anthem and refused to stand during the performance of the pledge.
Since then, Kapernick has not found a team willing to pick him up in the current 2017-2018 season. Hov paid homage to Kapernick during his New York City tour stop during the song, “The Life of O.J.” off his new “4:44” album.
Jay-Z is currently on his 4:44 tour that runs into the top of 2018 and is set to perform at his annual “Made in America” event in Philadelphia alongside J.Cole next month.