During Demi Lovato's performance of the national anthem during Super Bowl LIV, JAY-Z and Beyoncé notably stayed seated. As Colin Kaepernick spent his Super Bowl Sunday helping those in need, the former 49ers quarterback let the couple know how he felt.
Miko Grimes, wife of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Brent Grimes and outspoken NFL critic, shaded JAY and Bey’s move on Instagram with a post that Kaepernick and girlfriend Nessa Diab also reposted on their Stories.
Grimes'post showed TMZ’s headline about the Carters, with an added thinking Memoji and the line, “I thought we were ‘past kneeling’ tho?”
When JAY-Z and the NFL announced a partnership last year that would see him consult on the Super Bowl halftime show, JAY addressed Kaep's national anthem protest. "We forget that Colin's whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success," Hov said. "This is the next phase. There [are] two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest, and then the company or individual says, 'I hear you. What do we do next?'"
TMZ reports that Kaepernick went to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem on Sunday, choosing to skip on watching his former team lose the Super Bowl. He met with employees and toured the building, later joining Eric Reid and 100 Suits for 100 Men at the SCO Family Shelter in Jamaica, Queens.
Kaep wrapped up his day serving meals for the less fortunate with other volunteers.