Unless you have been under a rock, you have heard that Beyonce and Jay Z were filmed sitting during the National Anthem and the Super Bowl. Many people have seen this as protest or disrespect, while Jay Z claims him and his wife were simply in work mode.
He said Beyonce told him she was thinking what Demi must have been going through in the seconds before starting the Anthem, because, as Jay put it, Beyonce's "performed at the Super Bowl before, and I haven't."
"We immediately jumped into artist mode." Jay added, "I'm really just looking at the show. The mics start. Was it too low to start?" He went on to make the point he was concerned about the audio and all aspects of the show for a very good reason.
Jay said there was no need for a "silent protest" -- as some speculated they were doing -- because we were "making the biggest loudest protest of all" by selecting such a diverse group of artists to perform at the game.