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The Real Reason Jay-Z Didn’t Perform At The Super Bowl

The assumption was always that Jay-Z turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. But apparently there was another reason.

Yesterday Jay-Z revealed that it was the selection process that turned him off from the 2018 show in Minneapolis. He was offended about being an option rather than the only choice.

Jay-Z said, “I didn’t like the process. I think the process of selection was fractured. Take four of us and everybody thinks they’re playing the Super Bowl. It’s almost like this interview process. So if I could pick one, three other people are upset. That’s not even good math. After three years nine people are upset and three people are going to play. I just think the process could’ve been more definite.”

Jay-Z now hopes to reform that process as part of his new partnership with the NFL. It will give Jay-Z and his agency, Roc Nation, influence over choosing musical acts.

Jay-Z and the NFL are partners in entertainment and to boost the league’s Inspire for Change initiative, with an emphasis on criminal justice and policing reform.

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Jay-Z and Roc Nation are partnering with the NFL to "consult on entertainment." 

Jay-Z was critical of the league blackballing Colin Kaepernick and refused to perform at the Super Bowl. He also tried to cover by saying he spoke to Kaepernick, but according to Nessa, Kaepernick's girlfriend it's a lie. 

Nessa said, “COLIN never spoke to Jay-Z and NFL ahead of that deal being done. They NEVER included him in any discussion.” Apparently Jay talked to Kaepernick a couple days before the announcement, but the deal was already done at that time. 

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