Breaking News
More () »

Beyoncé, Jay-Z sit during national anthem at Super Bowl

Jay-Z was a co-producer of the halftime show featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.

Video of Beyoncé and Jay-Z sitting while Demi Lovato sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl has surfaced online. 

TMZ posted the video Sunday of the celebrity couple sitting along with daughter Blue Ivy at Hard Rock Stadium, where the San Francisco 49ers were playing the Kansas City Chiefs. 

RELATED: Demi Lovato delivers powerful Super Bowl anthem

RELATED: The top 5 trending Super Bowl ads, according to Google

Jay-Z, a co-producer of the halftime show featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, announced his Roc Nation company had entered a partnership with the NFL for events and social activism last year. The rapper received immediate backlash since he had become one of the biggest supporters of Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a fissure in the NFL when he decided to kneel when the national anthem was played before games to protest the killings of blacks by police officers.  

Jay-Z said in response to the backlash that he still supported protesting and Kaepernick, but was also interested in working with the league to make changes.

The Associated Press has reached out to the couple for comment. Representatives for Beyonce and Jay-Z have not responded.

Before You Leave, Check This Out