Beyoncé And JAY-Z Remained Seated During The National Anthem At The Super Bowl

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Beyoncé, JAY-Z and their 9-year-old daughter remained seated as Demi Lovato sang the national anthem before the Super Bowl on Sunday. TMZ posted the video Sunday of the couple at Hard Rock Stadium, where the San Francisco 49ers played the Kansas City Chiefs. While many people chose to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” some made the decision to remain seated. The celebrity couples Super Bowl appearance comes just months after JAY-Z’s company Roc Nation signed a deal with the NFL. Initially, the rapper received tons of backlash for the partnership since he had been a big supporter of Colin Kaepernick. However, he eventually said that the goal was to make the organization more inclusive. “The NFL has a great big platform, and it has to be all-inclusive,” he told The New York Times. “They were willing to do some things, to make some changes, that we can do some good.”

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Kaepernick began his protest during his last season in the league in 2016. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told N.F.L. at the time. “this is bigger than football.”

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According to TMZ, JAY-Z  spoke with Colin before the deal. “I think that we forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice so in that case this is a success — this is the next thing,” he reportedly told TMZ. “There’s two parts of protest: the protest, and then there’s a company or individual saying ‘I hear you, what do we do next?’ For me it’s about actionable items, what are we gonna do about it?”

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