Last month we learned that Maroon 5 was going to headline next year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta much to the chagrin of hip-hop fans.
According to a report from US Weekly, mega pop star Rihanna was offered the gig but she turned it down because she didn’t like the way the NFL treated Colin Kaepernick.
Rihanna stands with Kap. The “Work” singer declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show because she “supports Colin Kaepernick,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.
The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the insider reveals. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
After Rihanna, 30, rebuffed the halftime offer, the NFL extended it to Maroon 5. Us Weekly broke the news in September that the Adam Levine-fronted pop-rock group gleefully accepted”
Kaepernick’s girlfriend Nessa reacted to the news on Twitter.
At the end of the day netiher the NFL or Rihanna will be much affected by her decision to turn down the show considering millions of people will still watch and millions of people will still listen to her music.