When you’re a true ORIGINAL rap mogul like Jay-Z, you don’t want to be some poser, so taking a page from the Beyoncé playbook and performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl isn’t going to cut it. Leave that kinda shit to Kanye West. He needs the check! CBS Sports says Jay turned down an invite to perform at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Poor Super Bowl is going to head to happy hour early tonight to drown its sorrows from all the rejection. First Adele passed it over last year, and now they can’t get Jay.
Before the Super Bowl pops on some Dashboard Confessional and cries itself to sleep, the NFL seems to make it seem like they haven’t officially done anything yet:
“No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists. 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.”
Their names! Does this mean we have a chance of the Osmonds and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?! I kinda get Jay’s thinking. How the hell are you supposed to get through “99 Problems” when the actors paid to act like fans rushing the field are standing their bored while waiting for a surprise appearance by your wife?
Speaking of his wife, that mammoth Beyhive buzzing you hear over Brooklyn today is from the news that Beyonce will perform at a hurricane relief benefit concert at the Barclays Center in October. Jay and other Roc Nation artists will also be there, but all anyone should care about is if there’s some Dreamgirls kinda shit going on in the performance where Bey relegates Blue Ivy to backup and Sir and Rumi battle for second-lead vocalist in their debut performance!