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Jay-Z Says No, Will JT Say Yes?

After Jay -Z turned down the offer to perform at the Super Bowl Half Time Show, Justin Timberlake is now said to be finalizing his performance. 

For those who have not been paying attention to the racial injustice protests as of late, Sports Illustrated shared that Jay-Z had turned down the NFL due to its non-support of the protests aka "taking a knee" at games during the National Anthem, coined by Colin Kaepenick.

"At a recent concert in New York City, Jay-Z dedicated his song, "The Story of O.J." to free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who decided to protest the national anthem before football games in order to raise awareness of social injustice in America. Many believe that Kaepenick's activism is part of the reason why many NFL teams have passed on him."

Now, NYLON reports that Justin Timberlake is rumored on taking on the Super Bowl, with more of a frustrated take on the fact that Janet Jackson is still blacklisted in the industry after the incident with her boob being exposed on national TV, courtesy of Justin Timberlake.

If Justin accepts the position, we're sure that the backlash will start, especially since Justin Timberlake's music has been accused of cultural appropriation many times, as well as his tone-deaf responses on social media on social issues receiving tons of bad press.

The only thing we could hope for right now, even if Justin Timberlake accepts the gig, is that he will take to social media with an explanation why, or with a photograph of himself taking a knee in solidarity.

 

Amy Cooper is one with the force and the force is with her.