Instead of taking a knee, the Carters took a seat. JAY-Z and Beyoncé remained seated during Demi Lovato’s performance of the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. The superstar couple refused to stand with daughter Blue Ivy as Demi Lovato sang the national anthem.
I honestly don't give a fuck. You can't force patriotism, and none of this should be shocking or surprising.
— Killer_Jr (@Utah_Creeger) February 3, 2020
Following the announcement of his partnership with the NFL last year that focused on consulting on the Super Bowl halftime show and helping with the league’s social initiative efforts, JAY-Z addressed Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, saying he wasn’t opposed to the gesture, but wanted to move towards “the next phase.”
In usual fashion people on social media weighed in.
Shoutout to jay z for being a true American and sitting during the national anthem. love that guy and his fight against oppression🤞🏿
— jojo (@JPanarese121) February 3, 2020
Who cares what d-list stars do unless they’re on dancing with the stars.
— Jason Witthuhn (@jasonwitt82) February 3, 2020