Music industry icons Beyoncé and Jay-Z opting to be seated while Demi Lovato crooned the national anthem at the Super Bowl LIV, invited for a lot of flak. Along with them their daughter, Blue Ivy too followed in their footsteps and remained seated according to TMZ. In a video clip shared by Demi’s fanpage on micro-blogging site Twitter, one can see rest of the people attending the event standing up for the national anthem while this trio chooses to remain seated.
Further the reports in Hollywoodlife.com stated, the music icon’s entertainment company having a say on which songs the artiste should perform at major events also including the recent Super Bowl event. As per reports in New York Times, Jay- Z also mentioned of this being done to support and educate people about social justice and doesn’t have any economic gain. “As long as real people are being hurt and marginalized and losing family members, then yes, I can take a couple rounds of negative press,” say Jay- Z. ALSO READ: Beyonce Rocks A Sexy Maroon Sweatshirt Bodysuit; Shows Off Her Back Elegantly
These quotes came after he was slammed for protesting within the National Football League, which was also seen as betrayal by some of the fans to Colin Kaepernick. ALSO READ: Beyonce’s Dad Makes Shocking Revelations; Shares The Singer And Kelly Rowland Were Sexually Harassed As Minors
He was further quoted saying, “No one is saying he hasn’t been done wrong. He was done wrong. I would understand if it was three months ago. But it was three years ago and someone needs to say, ‘What do we do now -- because people are still dying?” ALSO READ: Beyonce Announces Her New Ivy Park January 18 Collection With A Pic But Her Curves Are Grabbing All Attention
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