Jay Z… if you wanna believe it… says he and Beyonce were NOT trying to make any sort of statement at the superbowl during the anthem. During e Q & A session at a Universty panel … he said, quote, “We were sitting, and . . . and [Beyoncé] says to me, ‘I know this feeling right here.’ . . . She’s super-nervous [for Demi] because she’s performed at Super Bowls before. I haven’t.’ So we get there and we immediately jump into artist mode . . . now I’m really just looking at the show . . . as an artist, if you don’t feel the music, you can’t really reach that level.”
He said that if he WAS making a statement, he’d own up to it . . . but he wouldn’t have done something like that with his daughter Blue Ivy right there.