Jay-Z says he and Beyoncé weren't protesting during the national anthem — they were in 'artist mode'

Jay-Z said he and Beyoncé weren’t protesting when they sat during the national anthem at the Super Bowl. While speaking Tuesday at Columbia University, the rap mogul was asked whether he, Beyoncé and their daughter Blue Ivy were sitting during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “convey a signal.” He said no, he was just working.