For everyone who has been dreaming of watching the legendary “Hov” play at the Super Bowl, JAY-Z isn’t totally turning down the chance to fulfill their fantasy and take the stage at the Super Bowl Halftime Show one day. The man in charge of Roc Nation, the production firm for the Halftime Show since 2019, revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that he didn’t want to come across as conceited if he picked himself as the performer immediately away after taking on the gig. During his remarks, Hov revealed,
“I don’t know, I thought it would be selfish to pick myself too early,”
“Maybe one year. Maybe.”
In spite of the uncertainties, he openly expressed his delight for Usher’s scheduled Halftime Show performance in February and even gave the performer his flowers.
”I think he’s gonna take his rightful place. He’s one of the greatest performers we’ve seen in our time, and I think he’ll take his rightful place.”
Even though Jay-Z never played in a halftime show, in 2011 he did appear before the Super Bowl, and for his song “Run This Town (Live at Super Bowl XLIV),” he won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics. Alongside Hamish Hamilton, he was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for Rihanna’s 2023 Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show.