Jay Z has finally decided to shed more light to the reason why he turned down Super Bowl Halftime Show.
The music mogul had rapped “I said “no” to the Super Bowl. You need me, I don’t need you.” on his 2018 hit ‘Apesh*t ‘, ref erring to the widespread rumor that he turned down an offer to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show .
Fast-forwarded to 2020, he’s now opening up about his initial refusal which await you below.
The 50-year-old revealed in a profile feature with the New York Times that when he was asked to headline, a specific request was made by organizers to bring along Rihanna and Kanye West to perform ‘ Run This Town’
According to Jay — born Shawn Corey Carter — he wasn’t impressed. Not because he wouldn’t have invited his Roc Nation comrades to his set, but because of the specificity of the demand.
His words below…
“Of course I would have, but I said, ‘No, you get me.’ That is not how you go about it, telling someone that they’re going to do the halftime show contingent on who they bring. I said forget it. It was a principle thing.”
Why would you be trying to get someone as big as Jay Z to headline a show and you’re still trying to dictate to him on who and who he should bring along? I mean, who does that?!
Even our very own Wizkid would not have accepted such deal. They didn’t even see the big influence Jigga would have had on the ticket sales.