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NFL refuses to comment on rumours Jay-Z turned down Super Bowl performance

By | Published on Thursday 21 September 2017


Hey, it’s that time of year again! Super Bowl half time show speculation time. The NFL has issued a statement on claims that Jay-Z has turned down the opportunity to put on the big game’s half-time show in 2018. The sporting organisation very firmly didn’t really say anything.

It has been reported that Jay-Z declined the Super Bowl gig in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the American football player currently without a team due, many believe, to him refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest against race relations in the US.

In a statement, the NFL said: “No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists. Along with [sponsor] Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names”.

This year’s performer was Lady Gaga, who turned in the second most watch Super Bowl half-time show ever, after Katy Perry, who performed in 2015.