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Jay-Z Admits to Rejecting Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rapper Jay-Z appears to have publicly admitted that he rejected the NFL’s offer to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. Except, he didn’t do it in a press conference, he did it in a song.

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Donald Trump Blasts ‘Filthy’ Jay-Z

“His language was so filthy, that it made me look like the most clean-cut human being on earth,” Trump said, recalling a campaign rally that the rapper did with Clinton. “He would stand up before those crowds and he would use the F-word and Hillary would sit back and say, ‘Hey, Oh, I’m in trouble.’”

The Recording Academy and MusiCares President/CEO Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS)

Recording Academy Boss Says Women Need to ‘Step Up’ After ‘Grammys So Male’ Backlash

While the 60th Grammy Awards heavily promoted gender politics, from stars wearing white roses as a show of solidarity with the #MeToo and Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment movements to the pro-Dreamers speech from singer Camila Cabello to singer Janelle Monae’s “Time’s Up” speech, only one female performer took home a major award.

Kendrick Lamar, center, performs at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Kendrick Lamar Kicks Off Grammys with Politically-Charged Performance

The 60th annual Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday night with a politically-charged musical performance by California rapper Kendrick Lamar who sang his hit song “XXX,” as waving American flag filled giants screens above him and military fatigue-clad background dancers marched behind him.

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Jay-Z: NFL Protests Not About the Flag, ‘It’s About Justice’

Monday TMZ posted a video from rapper Jay-Z’s Sunday night concert in Miami, which he offers his take on the NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. He said, “I want you all to understand when people are like kneeling — love

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Jay Z Wears Colin Kaepernick Jersey on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jay Z made an apparent statement of solidarity with NFL National Anthem protesters this weekend by donning a jersey with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s name on it during his musical performance on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

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Jay-Z Dedicates Song to Colin Kaepernick at NYC Concert

Jay-Z performed his first headlining concert in three years in his hometown of New York City on Friday, a show that featured his popular hits and a dedication to outspoken NFL player Colin Kaepernick.