Colin Kaepernick Speaks on Jay-Z Sitting Down During National Anthem

Carla Harmon
February 4, 2020

Wendy Williams loves both Beyonce and Jay-Z just as much as anyone else.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy caught the attention of the public after TMZ posted a video of the family staying seated during Lovato's powerful Super Bowl performance.

The power couple have not confirmed their reasons for defying the convention of standing for the anthem, but it is widely assumed they did so in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. He has since defended his new partnership with the NFL.

Colin Kaepernick Speaks on Jay-Z Sitting Down During National Anthem

"Jay-Z will be consulting with the NFL for the Super Bowl halftime show and other performances because apparently the league doesn't hate America and law enforcement officers at a level satisfactory enough for the former drug dealer", Lahren tweeted at the time.

In the nearly exactly 10 years since, the pop star has battled her demons and overcome incredible odds (Lovato has always been vocal about her history of depression, addiction, eating disorders, and self-harm), but this Sunday at Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Florida she finally realised that lofty career goal.

'No one is saying he hasn't been done wrong, ' Jay-Z said.

"He was done wrong".

While they were far from the only ones who chose not to stand during the performance, many outspoken Twitter users felt they were trying to make a statement, possibly echoing protests by athletes like Colin Kaepernick and others who famously took a knee during the anthem as a peaceful protest against police brutality.

'But it was three years ago and someone needs to say, "What do we do now -because people are still dying?"'

The "Anyone" songbird looked gorgeous at the Super Bowl too - rocking an all-white, belted suit and wearing her hair down in long curls. She performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl in 2004, headlined its half time performance in 2013 and returned to the field in 2016 during Coldplay's set for a Black Panthers-themed performance of "Formation".

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