Colin Kaepernick still affects the NFL even though he’s no longer a player.
Not only are some players picking up where he left off, but the NFLPA gave their first “Community MVP Award” to him as well. He’s not in the league!
And now he’s ruined the Super Bowl LII halftime show.
There are as many great performances at the Super Bowl halftime show as there are hilariously awful ones.
Lady Gaga and Katy Perry recently stunk up the stage in front of a hundred million people the last two years.
But Bruno Mars shocked the world a few years ago with a truly surprising performance.
Prince’s 2007 performance is arguably the best ever, and when a stage manager warned him that it was going to rain during his performance because he feared for his platform shoes slipping, Prince responded, “Can you make it rain harder?”
— Mike (@earth2_mike) September 18, 2017
And Michael Jackson’s 1993 Super Bowl performance was truly special and iconic.
HD Michael Jackson Superbowl XXVIII Halftime Show 1993 Full Version https://t.co/PTUhwu9qBg
— ROMAN LEON (@romandeleon) August 30, 2017
Well, the NFL just formally asked Jay-Z to take over the upcoming halftime show, and he turned them down flat because Kaepernick still doesn’t have a job.
Rapper Jay-Z has reportedly turned down an offer to appear in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. The rapper’s rejection of the offer comes only a few days after his tribute to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at one of his concerts.
While Jay-Z has not officially confirmed the report, the league did issue a statement after a request for comment by Pro Football Talk: “No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT by email.
“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.”
However, the report of Jay-Z’s presumed refusal to appear comes after the singer dedicated a song to former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick who spent the entirety of the 2016 season protesting the national anthem.
The rapper dedicated a song to Kaepernick during his Meadows Music and Arts Festival show on Friday, September 15, according to Essence.
It was reported that Jay Z dedicated his song, “The Story of O.J.,” to Kaepernick and the late comedian and activist Dick Gregory, the latter of whom died last month.
Many are speculating that Jay-Z may have refused the NFL’s offer because of his support for Kaepernick.
BET, for instance, claimed that by turning down the offer of the Super Bowl halftime show, Jay-Z gave “the ultimate middle finger” to the NFL.
That you may or may not like Jay-Z or his music is irrelevant — it’s that Kaepernick still has a stranglehold on the league.