Rihanna turned down Super Bowl halftime show 2019 to support Colin Kaepernick

Rihanna Declined Super Bowl Halftime Show Because of Colin Kaepernick

Rihanna, in support of Colin Kaepernick, declines Super Bowl performance: report

Before offering the gig to Maroon 5, the National Football League approached Rihanna and asked her to take the headline slot on the Super Bowl halftime show, according to Us Weekly.

Us Weekly reports a source said the popular singer disagrees with the NFL's national anthem policy.

Amy said she knew it sounded like a "privilege-as* sacrifice", but it's all she has to offer. "She doesn't agree with the NFL's stance", the source told US Weekly.

Rihanna, 30, reportedly passed on performing on The Super Bowl LIII's halftime stage!

Kaepernick has remained a free agent since the end of the 2016 season.

Former San Fran 49ers quarterback Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality. Last week, Harvard University awarded him one of its highest honors, the W.E.B Du Bois Medal.

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Ultimately, they made a decision to kneel, as they "wanted to make a gesture rather than sit... during the anthem as a peaceful protest".

Maroon 5 will perform at halftime.

Rihannawas not interested in taking a bow at the 2019 Super Bowl-and Colin Kaepernick reportedly had something to do with it.

"I personally told my reps I wouldn't do a Super Bowl commercial this year", Schumer wrote on Instagram. However, the NFL's stance on player protests has soured the allure for the marquee artists who already have a legion of fans.

The Super Bowl will air live on CBS on February 3, 2019.

Now Schumer has urged Maroon 5 to refuse to play the event on the same grounds. "Just when she walks into a room people feel her presence".

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