Rihanna reportedly turned down an offer to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show to show her support for NFL footballer Colin Kaepernick.
‘The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta. They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance,’ said a source for US Weekly.
In 2016, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a knee and refused to stand during the American anthem ahead of his game in protest against police brutality, racial inequality and injustice against African Americans.
Colin hasn’t played professionally since the incident and has filed a grievance against NFL team owners, who he claims left him out of the line-up as a result of the protest.
According to reports, Riri decided to turn down the offer to headline at the Super Bowl because she supports the former footballer.
Maroon 5 will now be performing as the headline act. And rumour has it that Cardi B and Travis Scott will make appearances, too.
The Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, 3 February in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cheers to Rihanna for standing her ground for something she believes in!
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