Jay-Z and Beyonce started talking after fans noticed they sat during the national anthem in the Super Bowl today even though others around them stood up.
The bill of the billionaire power couple has sparked a fierce debate on Twitter.
While some have rushed to label the movement as “disrespectful,” others think it was done in protest.
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The couple had excellent seats for the Miami sporting event, but when Demi Lovato took the field to sing the US national anthem. UU. Before the game began between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, they didn’t move.
Instead of standing, Beyonce jumped in her chair at Lovato’s show while others around her stood.
The move was particularly surprising given Jay-Z’s association with the NFL.
Roc Nation, by Jay-Z, is the entertainment agency responsible for selecting artists for the main performances of the NFL, with today’s protagonists Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, both clients of the company.
Roc Nation is also a sponsor of the NFL Inspire Change Initiative, which was created after a demonstration during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social and racial injustice in the United States
Jay-Z’s agreement was seen as controversial when it was first announced, and some saw it as a betrayal of the rally led by former Colers Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, who was the first to kneel during the national anthem in protest for racial injustice and the police. brutality, promoting the Black Lives Matter movement.
But the music mogul had previously applauded Kaepernick’s historical movement, greeting him during a Saturday Night Live appearance.
Shortly thereafter, Beyoncé awarded Kaepernick the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award in a Illustrated Sports awards ceremony, thanking you for your “selfless heart”.
Responding to criticism surrounding the NFL association, Jay-Z said in an interview with The New York Times He published on Saturday that he was willing to take negative press coverage for the opportunity to use the NFL as a platform to raise awareness about police brutality.
“As long as real people are injured and marginalized and lose family members, then yes, I can take a couple of rounds of negative press,” he said.
Twitter certainly seemed to think that Beyonce and Jay-Z were making a statement by not standing today, seeing it as a gesture of support.
Others were simply not impressed.
It is not the first time that Beyoncé remains in his seat in a high profile event has caused a stir this year.
When Joaquin Phoenix won the Best Performance in the Golden Globes for his role in the title film, jester, the whole crowd burst into enthusiastic applause with a big ovation.
All except Beyoncé.
Naturally, he sent Twitter to a frenzy, many suggesting he was protesting the controversial film, which was released amid fears that it would become a manual for the Incel community.
After the devastating mass shooting of Colorado in 2012, he saw James Holmes shoot the audience in a screening of The dark knight rises, killing 12 and injuring 70, fears jester It could inspire a wave of violence that was widely discussed.
Those who assumed that Beyoncé sat as a statement against the film praised the star.