Rihanna Declined Super Bowl Halftime Show Offer in Support of Kaepernick

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Per a report from US Weekly, Rihanna was actually the NFL's first choice, but she declined to offer "because she supports Colin Kaepernick". But she also turned down the National Football League, this time "because the negotiations took so long" ("ET" also says that the length of the talks was a factor in Rihanna's decision).

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.

Kaepernick made national headlines back in the beginning of the 2016 NFL season when he made the decision to kneel for the National Anthem in an effort to protest social injustices and police brutality in the U.S. Colin has since filed a grievance against the league and its owners in November 2017, accusing them of colluding to keep him off the field.

If Us Weekly's source is accurate, that's quite a statement from the famous singer.

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The Super Bowl halftime show is an undeniable boon for practically any artist on the planet. It may not be "sacrificing everything" because her career is going incredibly well with or without the Super Bowl, but the Super Bowl halftime show is a unique opportunity. Just when she walks in a room, people feel her presence'. I have to give her credit for saying "No" just like mentor Jay-Z did past year.

Rihanna doesn't need the exposure.

As for who's performing in lieu of the Anti hit maker, Maroon 5 is set to be a headliner, according to what multiple sources have confirmed to our sister website, Variety.

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