Jay-Z explains why he and Beyoncé were seated during national anthem

Jay-Z explains why he and Beyoncé were seated during national anthem

- Jay-Z had to set the record straight after it seemed that all of America was angry at him and his wife, Beyoncé

- The two of them, along with their daughter, remained seated during the national anthem performance at Super Bowl LIV

- He explained that it wasn't a planned protest or deliberate show of disrespect

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z attended Super Bowl LIV and the pair and their daughter made news for the wrong reason.

They got quite a number of people worked up and upset when they chose to remain seated during Demi Lovato's performance of the USA national anthem.

Showing respect during the song is very important for Americans and they feel the Carter family was being rude, Briefly.co.za reported.

Since then, Jay-Z addressed the matter, setting the record straight on what really happened.

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Billboard reported that while speaking in front of a classroom of students at Columbia University on 4 February, Jay-Z spoke up.

He was asked if remaining seated was to make a statement.

"It actually wasn’t. Sorry. It really wasn’t... It was not premeditated at all."

He explained that they were in 'artist' mode, taking in things from the point of view of performers. He also said they were focused on matters related to the mic and speakers in use.

According to his statement, the musician and his wife also focused more on how Demi looked and performed.

"Demi comes out, and we’re talking about how beautiful she looked and how she sound[ed], and what she’s going through in her life for her to be on the stage and we’re so proud of her."

Jay-Z also said if they had planned a protest stunt, they would not have done it with their daughter, Blue Ivy, around.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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