Jay Z was captured at an appearance in Columbia University, where he took the opportunity to set the record straight as regards him and his wife, Beyonce sitting down during the National Anthem at the Superbowl on Sunday.

He was asked if remaining seated was to make a statement.

“It actually wasn’t. Sorry. It really wasn’t… It was not premeditated at all.”

He explained that they were in ‘artist’ mode, taking in things from the point of view of performers. He also said they were focused on matters related to the mic and speakers in use.

According to his statement, he and his wife also focused more on how Demi looked and performed.

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