Rihanna Reportedly Turned Down Super Bowl in Support of Colin Kaepernick

Tabitha Dunn
October 19, 2018

Rihanna reportedly declined an offer to headline the halftime show in Super Bowl 53 next year because "she supports Colin Kaepernick".

According to the source, the "Love On the Brain" singer "stands with the players and Colin Kaepernick".

Why? Well, the magazine reports Rihanna turned down the league due to her stance on the national anthem controversy. She does not agree with the NFL's stance, ' one source tells the outlet. "They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy".

The NFL eventually locked in Maroon 5 to perform and reports have been circulating that Cardi B could be a special guest during the set.

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Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and systemic racism.

He has filed a grievance against National Football League team owners he claims conspired not to hire him because of his protests and has become the face of a new Nike advertising campaign.

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.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at the Super Bowl Winner and MVP press conference on February 6, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

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