Tuesday, September 27, 2022

NFL Addresses Rumor of Jay-Z Rejecting Super Bowl Halftime Offer

JAY-Z performs onstage during the Meadows Music And Arts Festival - Day 1 at Citi Field on September 15, 2017 in New York City.
JAY-Z performs onstage during the Meadows Music And Arts Festival – Day 1 at Citi Field on September 15, 2017 in New York City.

*The NFL has responded to reports that Jay-Z turned down an offer to perform at the 2018 Super Bowl.

Earlier this month, buzz began circulating about the rapper supposedly refusing the league’s request for him to rock the Feb. 4, 2018 Super Bowl halftime show.

There had been talk that Jay’s alleged decision was a show of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who received a shout-out from Hov during last week’s Meadows Music and Arts Festival.

On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the NFL responded by saying it has yet to make any decisions about halftime.

“No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists,” an NFL spokesperson told Complex. “Along with 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.”

According to the NFL, last year’s halftime performer, Lady Gaga, stands as the “most-watched musical event of all time.”

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