Pop star Rihanna said thanks but no thanks when asked by the National Football League and CBS to perform during the halftime show at the Super Bowl early next year because of quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick.
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Us Weekly reports a source said the popular singer disagrees with the NFL's national anthem policy.
Rihanna reportedly stands with Colin Kaepernick. Whether it be good or bad, the ramifications of this act have been monumental and it seems that Rihanna declining to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show is the next domino to fall.
"The NFL and Fox really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta", the insider reveals. "She doesn't agree with the NFL's stance". Previously, the Bronx Bomber said she would NOT do the Super Bowl. He has filed a grievance against the league, accusing them of colluding to keep him off the field.
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Colin kneeled during the national anthem to protest oppression of black people and other minorities at NFL games in 2016.
Jay Z did the same.
Rihanna is taking a knee with Kap.
Our source goes on, "They want to have it have a feel like the Super Bowl halftime show with Aerosmith in 2001 where various acts were all a part of it and many fan bases could enjoy".