Rihanna Turns Down Super Bowl 53 Halftime Show: Solidarity with Colin Kaepernick


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source: Bleacher Report

Rihanna confirmed she turned down the opportunity to headline the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in Atlanta in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“I couldn’t dare do that………… For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”


Kaepernick hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since the 2016 season, when he began protesting during the national anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against people of color and other social issues.

He filed a grievance against the NFL in October 2017, alleging team owners were colluding to keep him out of the league as a response to his activism. The two sides reached a settlement in February.

Rihanna Rejected Super Bowl 53 Halftime Show in Solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

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