Rihanna has shown a great support for Colin Kaepernick by turning down the offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.
“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the insider said, adding, “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
Recall that the sportsman man started a necessary conversation in the United States after his refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustices against the people of colour. President Trump condemned him on several occasions on his Twitter, and when the new season of football started, the former 49ers quarterback was not re-hired.
However, he has since gone on to become a national icon.
Recently, Nike unveiled a new ad featuring the former NFL quarterback which read: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt.”
And now, Rihanna has shown support for him by declining to perform for same sports organisation that made him an outcast.
After Rihanna, 30, rebuffed the halftime offer, the NFL extended it to Maroon 5.