• Sources: Rihanna rejects NFL offer to headline Super Bowl show ‘because of kneeling controversy'

    1 month ago - By National Post

    Rihanna reportedly declined an invitation to headline the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show to stand in solidarity with controversial American football star Colin Kaepernick.
    Sources told Us Weekly that the singer turned down the offer to perform in front of football fans at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia in February to show her support for Kaepernick.
    “The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta,” the insider said. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn't agree with the NFL's stance.”
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  • People are applauding Rihanna for turning down an offer to play the Super Bowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick

    People are applauding Rihanna for turning down an offer to play the Super Bowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Rihanna reportedly turned down an offer to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2019, out of support for Colin Kaepernick , the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who took a knee during the national anthem to call attention to police violence against people of color and racial injustice.
    People are in awe of her decision.
    Kaepernick first took a knee in 2016 to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality.
    He has been a free agent for two years.
    Maroon 5 is set to play the halftime show.
    Rihanna reportedly turned down an offer to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in...
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  • Rihanna Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Show in Support of Kaepernick: Report

    Rihanna Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Show in Support of Kaepernick: Report

    1 month ago - By Pitchfork

    The quarterback is embroiled in a legal battle against the NFL following his protests during the national anthem
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  • Rihanna ‘snubs Super Bowl halftime show' in support of Kaepernick

    1 month ago - By RT

    Pop sensation Rihanna has reportedly turned down the chance to perform at the fabled Super Bowl halftime show, in solidarity with NFL outcast Colin Kaepernick and his protests over social injustice in the US.
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  • Rihanna turned down Super Bowl halftime show 2019 to support Colin Kaepernick

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

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    Rihanna reportedly rejected performing at halftime to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
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  • Rihanna reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick

    1 month ago - By The Washington Post

    Pink, who sang the national anthem at last season's Super Bowl, also reportedly said no.
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  • Rihanna Declined the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show to Support Colin Kaepernick. Now Maroon 5 Faces Calls to Drop Out Too

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Maroon 5 is headlining next year's Super Bowl only because Rihanna turned the gig down out of support for Colin Kaepernick, US Weekly reports.
    An insider told the magazine: "The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta. They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn't agree with the NFL's stance."
    In 2016, Kaepernick started kneeling during the national anthem before his NFL games to protest recent police killings of African-Americans, social inequality, and racism, and other athletes followed his lead. That led to...
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