Jay-Z turns down Super bowl Performance offer
Rap mogul Jay-Z has reportedly turned down the offer to perform during next year's halftime show, so we can finally put those rumors to bed for now.
According to the Washington Post, "putting on the show is so labor intensive, it takes months to prepare, which means that late September is when reports begin to surface about possible performers, with the NFL gauging reaction before officially committing. It earlier was reported that LII might feature both Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, but nothing has come of that. An appearance by Timberlake would be interesting because of the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” he contributed to when he and Janet Jackson performed in 2004."
Could you imagine hearing "Big Pimpin," "Forever Young," and "The Story of OJ," in a dope 15 minute set together? I guess we will just have to go out to a show on the tour to enjoy those melodies from the Legend himself.
As far as who will be performing this February a spokesperson for the NFL gave says :“No decisions have been made on the performer[s] and we are not going to speculate on particular artists,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talk in an 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.”
During a recent performance, the 4:44 rapper dedicated "The story of OJ' to Colin Kaepernick who has yet to be signed by the league. Is that the reason why he's allegedly turned down the offer? Well we will just have to wait and see who will finally take that stage in February.