Despite rumors, Hov will not take the stage alongside Justin Timberlake.
Jay-Z will not perform at the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, according to a report from Metro. While rumors have been swirling of a Hov set at the big event, sources say the rapper is not interested in filling the role, at least this year. "Lots of people have been saying Jay will perform with Justin Timberlake, but it is simply not the case," an "insider" told The Sun. "He has enough songs to create an incredible performance but he really has no plans to do the half-time show." It is unclear if Jay was actually approached about doing the show or not.
The event's organizers are still looking for an act to take the stage at the big event. Last year, Lady Gaga headlined to the tune of 117.5 million viewers. In 2016, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyoncé held down the performance. In 2013, Bey, did the event by herself (with a brief assist from the other members of Destiny's Child).
While he may not perform 4:44 at a major televised event, Jay is taking his 13th studio album on tour this fall. He recently spoke of the making of the album in an interview with Rap Radar. "This album has a lot of topics that's why it had to be so short, it's so condensed," he said. "It's so dense with subject matters and all these other things that if it was longer, you wouldn't be able to take it; it would wear you out. It had to get to a point really quickly."
Hov has yet to make an official statement on the Super Bowl report. His 4:44 full tour dates can be found below.
Oct. 27 – Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center
Oct. 28 – Las Vegas, Nev. – T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 1 – Fresno, Calif. – Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Nov. 3 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov. 5 – Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center Arena
Nov. 7 – Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
Nov. 8 – Houston, Texas – Toyota Center
Nov. 9 – New Orleans, La. – Smoothie King Center
Nov. 11 – Orlando, Fla. – Amway Center
Nov. 12 – Miami, Fla. – American Airlines Arena
Nov. 14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena
Nov. 15 – Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 16 – Charlotte, N.C. – Spectrum Center
Nov. 18 – Detroit, Mich. – Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 21 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
Nov. 22 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 25 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden
Nov. 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center
Nov. 29 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
Dec. 2 – Uniondale, N.Y. – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Dec. 5 – Chicago, Ill. – United Center
Dec. 6 – Lincoln, Nebr. – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 9 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
Dec. 11 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Dec. 13 – Seattle, Wash. – KeyArena
Dec. 14 – Portland, Ore. – Moda Center
Dec.16 – Oakland, Calif. – Oracle Arena
Dec. 17 – Sacramento, Calif. – Golden 1 Center
Dec. 19 – San Diego, Calif. – Viejas Arena
Dec. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif. – The Forum