By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 16:28 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 16:29 GMT, 2 February 2020
Jay-Z has revealed he once turned down the chance to perform the Super Bowl half-time show - as he was annoyed by the restrictions placed on him.
Speaking out, he explained the NFL had made it a condition of the gig that he bring along Kanye West and Rihanna as guest performers on his track Run This Town.
'Of course I would have,' Jay-Z told the New York Times of the interaction. '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.'
Not impressed: Jay Z, seen here Jan 25, has revealed he turned down a chance to do the Super Bowl half-time show a few years back... after the NFL insisted he guarantee Kanye West and Rihanna make guest appearances
His choice: Jay Z, seen with Rihanna and Kanye West in 2010, was not prepared to have their presence dictated by the NFL
Jay Z spoke out about the missed opportunity - which happened a few years ago - as he explained why he partnered with the NFL last year, angering many of his fans.
The music mogul was met with fierce backlash last summer after it was announced that he had teamed up with NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, for the 'Inspire Change' initiative.
Many perceived it to be a gripe towards Colin Kaepernick, the former San