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Report: Jay Z Turns Down NFL Halftime Show Appearance After Show of Support for Colin Kaepernick

Rapper Jay-Z has reportedly turned down an offer to appear in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. The rapper’s rejection of the offer comes only a few days after his tribute to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at one of his concerts.

While Jay-Z has not officially confirmed the report, the league did issue a statement after a request for comment by Pro Football Talk: “No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT by email. “Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name, we will do it. Or his name. Or their names.”

However, the report of Jay-Z’s presumed refusal to appear comes after the singer dedicated a song to former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick who spent the entirety of the 2016 season protesting the national anthem.

The rapper dedicated a song to Kaepernick during his Meadows Music and Arts Festival show on Friday, September 15, according to Essence.

It was reported that Jay Z dedicated his song, “The Story of O.J.,” to Kaepernick and the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory, the latter of whom died last month.

Many are speculating that Jay-Z may have refused the NFL’s offer because of his support for Kaepernick.

BET, for instance, claimed that by turning down the offer of the Super Bowl halftime show, Jay-Z gave “the ultimate middle finger” to the NFL.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. ZALMAN SMILOVICI

    September 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    i am wed you

    • ZALMAN SMILOVICI

      September 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      I was wrong I was race wed mi answer

  2. Vicky

    September 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Is anyone crying that this racist thug-turned-rapper isn’t doing the halftime show???? I didn’t think so…..

  3. paula g huebner-masten

    September 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    That’s ok He is hurting my feelings. He did this to himself. Not a biggie.

  4. S. I.

    September 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    GOOD! I love the Carter’s!

  5. paulette

    September 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    GOOD WHY DONT YOU GET SOMEONE WITH REAL TALENT,INSTEAD OF SATAN WORSHIPING POS’S

  6. Vicki

    September 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Good, I don’t listen to him anyway.

  7. Iris Cox

    September 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Kid Rock would be a great choice

  8. robert g bernardini

    September 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Thank God we don’t have to listen to this CIA MK Ultra puppet trumpet hid Satan worshiping garbage he try’s to pass off as music and take the Ho Beyounce who is also owned with you .

  9. Vic Bailey

    September 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Funny how all these Millionaire Niggly Bears want to protest but they don’t want to help fix the problem like CIVILIZE these Niggly Bears, all this African SHIT is just what it is, NOT a ONE OF THESE ASSHOLES are African, a lot of them are from South America, or the Caribbean or other Islands. And see what happened when a White Couple adopted a black child and gave him anything he wanted, STILL NOT HAPPY. They just have a deep resentment toward whites and NOTHING IS GOING TO FIX THAT. Like Hellary they want to put the Blame on everybody but where the problem really lies, CHECK OUT YOUR MIRROR! Semper Fi.

  10. Denise

    September 23, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Haha no one cares, scum drug dealing thug, your music sucks anyways

  11. Ed

    September 23, 2017 at 2:25 am

    I don’t know who he is I am most of family and friends don’t watch the half time show we go the bathroom and get a meal and drink talk with family and friends then back to the game

  12. Samantha

    September 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Muslim lovin …..

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