Rihanna Turned Down Super Bowl in Support of Colin Kaepernick
Rihanna stands with Kaepernick.
Looks like we won't be seeing Rihanna hit the halftime stage any time soon. The singer has declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show.
A source reportedly told Us Weekly, the decision was made because she “supports Colin Kaepernick.”
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“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the source said. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
After Rihanna declined, the NFL reportedly extended the offer to Maroon 5, who accepted. Cardi B may be a special guest.
“She is definitely being considered, but it’s obviously way too early to say for sure,” a source said, “Pepsi, the NFL and Cardi are all interested in her performing more than just her ‘Girls Like You’ verse.”
The 2019 championship game will take place at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.