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

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

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 NFL last August and he’s been criticized for betraying Colin Kaepernick and his Black Lives Matter protest, pictured 2016

For those supporting Colin Kaepernick, Jay-Z’s deal raised eyebrows with some seeing it as a betrayal of Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter protest.

In 2016, the football pro started kneeling during the national anthem to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played in the NFL since becoming a free agent in 2017 and has argued he’s been effectively exiled from the league.

Some Twitter users certainly seemed to think that Beyonce and Jay-Z were making a statement by not standing and saw it as a gesture of support.

Some Twitter users certainly seemed to think that Beyonce and Jay-Z were making a statement by not standing and saw it as a gesture of support

Some Twitter users certainly seemed to think that Beyonce and Jay-Z were making a statement by not standing and saw it as a gesture of support

Others criticized the stars for being 'disrespectful'

Others criticized the stars for being ‘disrespectful’

Fans of Beyonce took it all with a pinch of salt

Fans of Beyonce took it all with a pinch of salt

Queen Bey stands for no-one, some joked

Queen Bey stands for no-one, some joked

It comes a day after Jay-Z defended his partnership with the NFL, denying it was betrayal of Kaepernick.

‘No one is saying he hasn’t been done wrong,’ Jay-Z told the New York Times in an interview published Saturday.

‘“He was done wrong. I would understand if it was three months ago. But it was three years ago and someone needs to say, ‘What do we do now — because people are still dying?’’

He added: ‘We are two adult men who disagree on the tactic but are marching for the same cause.’

Beyonce and Jay-Z enjoyed prime seats for the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at the Hard Rock Stadium

Beyonce and Jay-Z enjoyed prime seats for the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at the Hard Rock Stadium

The couple's eight-year-old daughter Blue Ivy was with them and had a great time walking on the field before kick off

The couple’s eight-year-old daughter Blue Ivy was with them and had a great time walking on the field before kick off

The Lemonade hitmaker shared photos of her outfit on Instagram, going bra-less under a green belted jacket and wearing a stunning diamond choker

The Lemonade hitmaker shared photos of her outfit on Instagram, going bra-less under a green belted jacket and wearing a stunning diamond choker

She wore the jacket with matching trousers and added pointy toe white heels and dramatic white shades

She wore the jacket with matching trousers and added pointy toe white heels and dramatic white shades

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