Beyonce and Jay-Z SIT DOWN for Super Bowl national anthem

Beyonce and Jay-Z SIT DOWN for Super Bowl national anthem despite the rapper defending his controversial partnership with the NFL amid fallout with Colin Kaepernick The superstar couple remained seated as Demi Lovato performed the anthem  Daughter Blue Ivy was with them and also stayed in her seat People around Beyonce and Jay-Z did stand  The rapper signed a lucrative deal between Roc Nation and the NFL in 2019 The partnership was viewed by some as a betrayal of Colin Kaepernick and his Black Lives Matter protest 

By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:22 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 01:48 GMT, 3 February 2020

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Beyonce and Jay-Z along with daughter Blue Ivy got prime seating for Super Bowl LIV on Sunday in Miami.

And the superstars stayed seated as Demi Lovato took to the field to sing the National Anthem ahead of kick-off between San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Instead of standing, Beyonce was seen in her chair bopping to Lovato's performance while others around her were on their feet.

Beyonce and Jay-Z remained seated while Demi Lovato performed the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday

Beyonce and Jay-Z remained seated while Demi Lovato performed the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday

It's not clear why the celebrity couple decided to remain in their seats, especially since Jay-Z has signed a lucrative partnership with the NFL.

The rapper and music mogul's Roc Nation agreed a deal last August in which it will help select artists for major NFL performances such as at the Super Bowl and play a role in the NFL's Inspire Change initiative.

This year's super Bowl halftime performers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are both clients of Roc Nation. 

Was it a protest? It's not known why the superstar couple remained seated during the national anthem, especially as Jay-Z has a lucrative partnership with the NFL

Was it a protest? It's not known why the superstar couple remained seated during the national anthem, especially as Jay-Z has a lucrative partnership with the NFL 

Jay-Z's Roc Nation signed an agreement with the NFL last August and he's been criticized for betraying Colin Kaepernick and his Black Lives Matter protest, pictured 2016

Jay-Z's Roc Nation signed an agreement with the

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