Rihanna thinks performing at the Super Bowl Halftime show means you are a sell-out, which is why she turned that offer down! However, Wendy Williams disagrees!
The talk show host defended Jennifer Lopez and any other artist that chooses to go on that stage.
While that may just be her honest opinion, it’s safe to say Wendy is also a bit biased since she is such a big fan of J.Lo. and has been for a long time.
So, earlier today on her show, Wendy discussed Rihanna’s comments on the reason why she did not take the gig.
The singer shared this during a Vogue interview published yesterday.
She, of course, turned down to perform last year in Atlanta and explained the reason – she thought it would make her a ‘sell-out’ and an ‘enabler’ since she is a Colin Kaepernick supporter.
Rihanna said during the chat with the news outlet that ‘I could not dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just could not be a sell-out. I could not be an enabler. There are things within that organization I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.’
After learning about her opinion, Wendy disagreed, saying that performing at the Super Bowl does not automatically label artists as ‘sell-outs.’
The host did mention that ‘she has the right to feel the way she does.’
After all, she has the luxury to turn down such a gig since she is very successful outside her music career.
‘She has enough money to feel that way… She makes good stuff outside of making music… I understand what she was saying. I don’t think this is a sell-out for people who perform at halftime,’ Wendy told her audience.