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During a press conference to announce his lucrative deal with the NFL on Wednesday, rap mogul Jay-Z blinked rapidly when a reporter asked him if he would kneel or stand during the National Anthem. Some of my readers expressed skepticism and demanded to see video of Jay-Z blinking rapidly.

The 50-year-old rap mogul was caught off guard by the question: "I'm sorry to put it this way, but if the National Anthem were playing, would you kneel or stand?"

"I think we're past kneeling. I think it's time to go into actionable items," Jay-Z responded.

Jay-Z came under fire for not including retired NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his deal with the NFL. Kaepernick settled a discrimination lawsuit with the league, but he has expressed a desire to get back out on the field.

Jay-Z said he still supports Kaepernick, but there is money to be made.

The video is below.