Musical power couple and friends of the Obamas, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, chose to remain seated during Demi Lovato’s stirring rendition of the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl.
TMZ obtained photos and video of the two sitting as others around them stood for the anthem.
Lovato’s rendition of the song was by many accounts a terrific performance, harkening back to the legendary effort put forth by the late Whitney Houston in 1991.
The hip-hop moguls, however, weren’t motivated to stand, choosing to remain seated with their daughter, Blue Ivy.
“They clearly didn’t make an effort to get up during Demi Lovato’s performance,” TMZ reported. “A guy who appears to be a bodyguard of theirs was standing though, as was pretty much everyone else around them.”
Anti-American spoiled brats Jay-Z and Beyoncé refuse to stand during our Naitonal Anthem
This is why black America is defecting from the Democrats
Ruling class hacks deserve to be exposed
RT to show the world their hatred of our country
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 3, 2020
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Obamas Are Big Fans
Michelle and Barack Obama are big fans of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, frequently filmed at concerts dancing to their performances.
In July of 2018, Rolling Stone magazine reported that the former First Lady had been spotted dancing “joyously to Jay-Z‘s ‘On to the Next One,'” which contains questionable lyrics interspersed with generous use of racial slurs.
Barack has also been seen getting down at the music duo’s concerts.
Videos of Michelle attending a private birthday party for Beyoncé have also appeared online, as the two couples grew close after Jay-Z and his wife attended Obama’s inauguration in 2008, serenading the new first couple with a rendition of Etta James’s ‘At Last.’
Mrs. Obama even dressed up like Beyonce from her “Formation” video as part of the singer’s birthday celebration. In the video, Beyoncé controversially dressed like a member of the militant Black Panthers organization, while anti-police messages were seen throughout.
After three 100 year old WWII heroes are introduced, the anthem is sung and… https://t.co/fRQ3ytKE9X
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 3, 2020
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Slap at the Military
Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick caused controversy when he began kneeling for the national anthem before football games, claiming that it was a protest against police brutality and not a statement of disrespect toward the military.
This year’s game saw four centenarian World War II veterans honored by participating in the opening coin toss.
The @49ers win the toss and elect to defer.
The @Chiefs will take the ball to start the game.
📺: #SBLIV | 6:30pm ET on FOX
📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app pic.twitter.com/xrd6RIQ7Qo
— NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2020
Yet, here were Beyoncé and Jay-Z, firmly planted in their seats as the nation’s anthem was being belted out by Lovato.
Jay-Z’s actions seem a bit odd considering he just entered into a partnership with the NFL, a move many believed was a slap in the face of Kaepernick.
“As long as real people are being hurt and marginalized and losing family members, then yes, I can take a couple rounds of negative press,” he said of the controversy.
You’re going to be taking a couple more now.
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Spoiled Brats my A**. Just a couple of ungrateful Blacks wanting attention.
Get a job Abby get off welfare go over the MSNBC or CNN they like your lies and your made-up conspiracy theories in this country we don’t like Muslim terrorists and people that hate the United States and people that hate white people I’m a white person and very proud of it and I worked hard to have what I have nobody handed me nothing
I’m pretty sure that Beyonce and Jay-Z don’t mind that you and your lots of friends are not part of their fan base. In fact, not only do they not know, but if they did, they wouldn’t care. Yet, here you are caring about them. Don’t say you don’t care. You bothered to write.
Jay-Z and Beyonce you are to low life disgusting worthless human beings on the face of this Earth the worst there is do you know how many people died to give you that right to do that which respectfully you would not do but you have the right to do you are disgusting I will never watch or participate anything that you’re involved in ever again and that goes for all my friends and I have a lot of them
beyonce and jayz hate lavato and america…..however, capernick likes them
Two self-proclaimed Satan worshipers being against America. What a surprise.
Then all the more reason for her to remain seated. Although, at 6:30 p.m., there wasn’t much sun to see anyway.
Just trash being trash! Had she stood up, her butt would have blocked out the sun.
You take the time mention slavery as a continuing practice, and I get the impression that you do not approve of it. Is it any wonder that many people who have been adversely affected by this nation’s history exercise their judgment to sit? How brave of them to do so, considering the opprobrium they are receiving from folks like you. You’re thinking about them, but they’re darn sure not thinking about you.
The flag that was still standing as noted in our national anthem was still standing despite the shelling it took all night by a British Fleet bent on bringing it down (along with our nation) because patriots held it up. The shells had destroyed its base and our forefathers both men and women gave their backs and their lives to withstand the barrage and keep that flag flying lest the British think they had defeated us. I therefore can not respect or support anyone or anything that thinks their petty issues with the country that made them filthy stinking rich gives them the right to disrespect the sacrifice made by those brave souls so that America would be the home of the free. Maybe that freedom has taken longer to reach some but without the sacrifice mentioned in our Anthem it likely would have taken the US and the world much, much longer to reach the levels of freedom now enjoyed. (In some muslim countries the slave trade is still running to this day.) Consequently, I will not support these traitors, anyone else that kneels or any organizations that support them. They can go to the Torry hell for which they long.
What word could you possibly mean? You indicated two: “Effing” and something else.
Only one word…EFFING ‘N….’S….
PIGS…!!!!!!!!SA!!!!! Go away…far far away to a country where yu will be celebrated…THIS, THE USA, is NOT where you belong..! Either you LOVE this country or yu DON’T!! Make your choice…!!!
That is the best they could do for a super bowl halftime show. Best the players just take the usual 15 minutes.
People have already “bought” them in the sense that they buy their products, therefore, they are worth very much. I doubt that you could afford to buy them, but congrats to you if you can!
2 very overrated performers. I’d like to buy them for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth. I would be able to buy all of Hawaii but then again nobody would be stupid enough to buy them
Couple of slime balls who have no respect for our country and all those who made them rich and privileged.
These negative commenters seem to have both care and time. If you collect their names, then that will give you a roster of some of those who “care.”
Who cares ?????
Who? Melania and somebody else?
What do you expect from a couple of whores.
Run these commies out of the USA. My God quit buying or supporter these people.
Trash with Cash, Real Americans know what a Boycott is, It’s time to have one.
See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil!!
I don’t even want to take the time to read all of this trash. Seeing how low this person would go. Go elsewhere/to another country thinking you can divide AMERICA and do what you want. Being so stupid to think you deserve what you want.Go to another country and do this to them and see if you get what you want. Low as you can go!
Not the Rolling Stoned, just the Sitting Stoned.
They had to sit..they were both too stoned to stand…
Really? Did anyone expect anything different?
Pathetic, no-talent, liberal jerks!
Considering that the Republicans in the Senate just gave a big middle finger to all of America, we should ALL be sitting down. Is a symbol of more import to you than justice, the rule of law, and the Constitution? Well, obviously it is. Are you all hypocrites, are you the poorly educated, or do you really just not get it? No matter which category you’re in, I feel sorry for you. I hope that you get honesty, wisdom, critical thinking, and social awareness. This is my wish for you.
To the Pop Star Royals. If you can not respect our flag move along; there are plenty of others to take your place.
How do you rent a maternity ward in a hospital? They must have given a ton of money to some VERY corrupt people in charge at the hospital.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are obnoxious as ever. Recall a few years back they rented out the maternity ward at a NY City hospital and had their security guards prevent other parents from seeing their newborn.
Yet you were curious enough to find out who he is (as if you didn’t already know) and write a comment. Jay-Z is not asking “SushiGreen” who?
ANOUTHER RADICAL COUPLE THAT I CAN PUT ON MY NOT SEE LIST. I WILL GLADLY TUNE THEM OUT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Please explain what law dictates that.
It’s not about the armed forces. It’s about the hypocrisy of the symbol–the flag, the song, the eagle, you name it. Whatever is supposed to represent justice and equality, but which, most assuredly, do not.
They need to be fined 500,000 for disrespect to the nation and the fallen members of the armed forces.
I agree. That’s exactly what I say about Donald Trump and the Third Lady. Painting gold over everything, except Melania’s body, which is not covered by anything! Trash is as trash does, and trash follows it.
money does not buy class, manners, or good taste . Remember the so called power couple got rich by your dollar. They are disrespecting you when they don’t stand. Trash is as trash does
Boycott them both
You know as well as I do that you can not take someone else’s opinion as fact. But if you choose to do so, then you must live with the limited knowledge you allow yourself.
I actually saw nothing of it. I was told by someone else that it was pretty bad. I took a nap. I am not interested in porn.
Yet you seem to have viewed it.
That’s why it was so bad.
Hon, they’re definitely not miffed to be in the half-time show. Jay-Z PRODUCED the half-time show.
Beyonce and JayZ never impressed me as being patriotic. Maybe she was miffed because she was not going to be starring in the half-time show. Celebrities(?) such as these have always failed to impress me with their antics, whether it be an un-American stunt like this or with their filthy mouths. For shame on them, and would sure like to see their popularity diminish to the pits.
Just more of the ghetto crowd that hates their country. These two have made enough money here in a FREE country that they should stand up and cheer, but still do not respect it. You can take them out of the ghetto, but you CAN NOT take the ghetto out of them DUH !!