Performing at The Super Bowl Halftime Show is a great honor and opportunity that few artists would say no to. That being said, according to reports, Rihanna declined when asked to perform.
According to Us Weekly, the singer is not a big fan of the National Football League because of one controversial issue.
It turns out that she refused to climb the stage at the Super Bowl because she ‘supports 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 does not agree with the NFL’s stance,’ one source tells the outlet.
As you know, in order to protest the oppression of black people and of other minorities at NFL games, he kneeled during the national anthem.
The sportsman opted out of his San Francisco 49ers contract the next year and even filed a grievance claiming NFL and owners ‘have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights,’ – ESPN reported at the time.
So it looks like Rihanna supports Colin a hundred percent and that must be a great piece of news for him and he’s revealed before, in an interview with E! News that ‘I kind of got two [crushes] – Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. The reason for Rihanna is her style, her swag and the aura about her. Just when she walks in a room, people feel her presence.’
Variety reports that instead of Rihanna, Maroon 5 is going to perform.
In addition,‘The NFL’s told them they are more than welcome to add anyone they’ve collabed with in the past to join them on stage. So Cardi B, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar are all possible,’ a source shared with HollywoodLife.
Well, if the reports are true, Rihanna should be taken off that list.