Rihanna and Pink Both Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Show

19 October, 2018, 09:22 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Rihanna and Pink Both Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Show

Per a report from US Weekly, Rihanna was actually the NFL's first choice, but she declined to offer "because she supports Colin Kaepernick".

'The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta, ' an insider told the celebrity publication. But, Rihanna is standing in solidarity with Kaepernick, who has an ongoing legal case against the NFL. Previously, the Bronx Bomber said she would NOT do the Super Bowl. She does not agree with the NFL's stance, ' one source tells the outlet.

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. Here's a quick refresher on the league's "stance".

Rihanna stands with Kap.

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Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games during the 2016 season to call attention to social injustices and racial inequality. He opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March of 2017, and filed a grievance that the National Football League and owners "have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights" that same year, ESPN reported. RIHANNA! WE NOW have YET another reason to love RiRi.

Maroon 5 was then asked to perform, an invitation the band accepted.

Performing at The Super Bowl Halftime Show is a great honor and opportunity that few artists would say no to. 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.

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