Rihanna turned down NFL Halftime Show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

Danny Woods
October 19, 2018

"But she stuck to what's right in her eyes", the source said.

Why? Well, the magazine reports Rihanna turned down the league due to her stance on the national anthem controversy. RIHANNA! WE NOW have YET another reason to love RiRi.

According to the source, the "Love On the Brain" singer "stands with the players and Colin Kaepernick". Jay-Z reportedly turned down the Super Bowl halftime show and it was rumored to be in support of Kaepernick, according to the Los Angeles Times. As you might imagine, I did not know this before it broke on Us Weekly.

Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback, was the first NFL player to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem.

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The sportsman became the controversial face of Nike's "Just Do It" campaign which says "Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything".

Maroon 5 will instead headline the show, and Us Weekly reports Cardi B is being considered as a special guest.

'I feel like it's not only my responsibility, but all our responsibilities as people that are in positions of privilege, in positions of power, to continue to fight, ' he told the audience in Cambridge Massachusetts. "She doesn't agree with the NFL's stance".

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