jay-z has been getting backlash for his nfl partnership, especially after the latest announcement that jennifer lopez and shakira will perform at the super bowl in miami. earlier this year, the nfl was allegedly struggling to find performers and rihanna was one of the people who they approached. now the singer is explaining why she said no. she is standing with Colin Kaepernick.
In her cover story for Vogue, the 31-year-old was asked why turned the Super Bowl Halftime Show, she explained, “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people.
She continued, “I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
Maroon 5 eventually agreed to perform at the Super Bowl in February and allegedly asked several Black artists to perform, too. Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Cardi B, Usher and Nicki Minaj all reportedly said no. Rihanna gave a hard no back in October and even P!nk declined. Travis Scott said yes, and the rapper was promptly trampled by social media.
Variety.com reported that two sources were claiming Jay-Z was reaching out to Scott. Neither Jay’s or Travis’ camp confirmed the reports, which probably means it was true. However, it’s a strange twist, considering Jay has now partnered with the NFL.
In case you missed it, the Brooklyn native met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and said we are beyond kneeling and it’s time for “actionable items.”
It is also being reported that the rapper will be part owner of an NFL team.
Carolinas Panther Safety Eric Reid, who is still kneeling, blasted Jay-Z, saying, “Jay-Z claimed to be a supporter of Colin, wore his jersey, told people not to perform at the Super Bowl because of the treatment the NFL did to Colin. And now he’s going to be a part owner … It’s kind of despicable.”
Jay-Z Dragged To An 'All About That Bass' Hell For Including Meghan Trainor In NFL Partnership
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Jay-Z said to get up off your knees so you can dance to Meghan Trainor in the name of social justice.— Brian Thee Aspie (@ProfessorBLove) August 30, 2019
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Mans told Kap to step aside so he could bring Meghan Trainor thru 💀💀💀— 🎅🏿America Is Musty🎅🏿 (@DragonflyJonez) August 30, 2019
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watch them have a tidal event where they have meghan trainor singing “hush, somebody’s callin my name”— Xavier D'Leau (@XavierDLeau) August 30, 2019
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...that one day we can get beyond kneeling and wear t-shirts and listen to Meghan Trainor sing US to the Promised Land! I have a dream! pic.twitter.com/stWvv9P4Iv— jujoffer (@jujoffer) August 30, 2019
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The fact that Jay Z really said we're past kneeling and is promoting shirts for Meghan Trainor... pic.twitter.com/e2OX9AuvC5— 𝕱𝖆𝖎𝖙𝖍 𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖍 Ë𝖝𝖙𝖗𝖆 𝕾𝖙𝖊𝖕𝖘 (@upthetwerx) August 30, 2019
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Meghan Trainor practicing her NFL concert routine.. pic.twitter.com/Ka17ZP6jGu— I See Thread People (@ScaryJBlige_) August 30, 2019
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Hov really telling us Meghan Trainor songs more effective than Kap kneeling pic.twitter.com/CjvBAdm6sP— Trey (@TA1297) August 30, 2019
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When someone calls me a ni**er so I blast Meghan Trainor to defeat institutionalized racism pic.twitter.com/ewyFuj9oXB— ivy (@100percentugly) August 30, 2019
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Jay Z throwing out Meghan Trainor like the big joker in a spades game hilarious too. I ain't never in my life heard nobody say "AYE TURN THAT MEGHAN TRAINOR UP BRUHHH"— Ski Mask Shawty (@haveyouheardofg) August 30, 2019
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Hov in the studio when Meghan Trainor is playing her song about the struggle pic.twitter.com/tyxjUlgIdr— 808s and Bars Podcast (@808sandbars) August 30, 2019
Rihanna On Being Asked To Perform At The Super Bowl: ‘I Couldn’t Dare Do That’ was originally published on newsone.com