Jay-Z denies protesting during the national anthem #theBeeShow #dablock

Jay-Z can explain why he and Beyoncé did not stand during the Super Bowlnational anthem. It had nothing to do with making a political statement. Only afterward, when his phone blew up, did Jay realize he sat through the national anthem.

Jay claimed he got lost in the moment. He intently focused on Demi Lovato’s performance, from an artistic perspective. Jay told a crowd Tuesday night at Columbia University, (quote) “Demi comes out. We’re talking about how beautiful she looks. How she sounds. What she’s gone through in her life for her to be on the stage. We’re so proud of Demi.”