According to VladTV, Jay Z kindly declined the offer to grace the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show. There are no confirmations on why just yet, but many have pointed to his stance of solidarity with the organization’s unclaimed arch nemesis and now-former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and especially after Jay took to the Meadows Music and Arts Festival stage in New York City to dedicate one of his 4:44 album’s testaments to Black America, “The Story of O.J.,” to Kaepernick.
Could this be Jay’s way of supporting the NFL boycott after the booting of Kaepernick and Ezekiel?
The football star-turned-social activist has been embroiled in controversy following his silent protests against police brutality and other Black American injustices on the field, protests that have caused him to remain blackballed and unemployed by the NFL.
The coveted halftime spot for the Super Bowl boasts past shows from the likes of Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson and Jay-Z’s wife Beyoncé.