Jay-Z sitting down during super bowl

Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce have faced backlash for sitting down during the national anthem at super bowl. Many fans took the action to be a form of protest but the 4.44 rapper has revealed during a Q&A at Columbia University in New York City that it was nothing of sort and also wasn’t premeditated.

Jigga didn’t waste time in replying, take a look below.

“What happened was, we got there, we were sitting, and now the show’s about to start,” Jay-Z explained. “My wife was with me and so she says to me, ‘I know this feeling right here.’ Like, she’s super-nervous because she’s performed at Super Bowls before. So we get there and we immediately jump into artist mode… now I’m really just looking at the show. Did the mic start? Was it too low to start?”

Stating that the diverse line-up he chose for the big game, including the Halftime show with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, was all apart of the “biggest protest of all.”

Take a look at the full video uploaded by TMZ below.