Rihanna Rejects Super Bowl Halftime in Support of Kaepernick

19 October, 2018, 16:43 | Author: Conrad Doyle
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Rihanna, 30, reportedly passed on performing on The Super Bowl LIII's halftime stage!

The ever popular singer declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show because she "supports Colin Kaepernick", a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.

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'The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta, ' an insider told the celebrity publication. "She doesn't agree with the NFL's stance". But, according to Us Weekly, Rihanna had a good reason.

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Instead it's rumored Maroon 5 will top the Super Bowl bill with their collaborator Cardi B possibly featuring during the concert midway through the American football spectacular.

Colin kneeled during the national anthem to protest oppression of black people and other minorities at NFL games in 2016. However, the NFL's stance on player protests has soured the allure for the marquee artists who already have a legion of fans. There are also rumors that Cardi B and Travis Scott will join them during the performance at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3. The rapper later seemed to confirm this report in a song that dropped over the summer: "I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don't need you".

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