Big Name Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Performance Because Of Colin Kaepernick

Rihanna

Rihanna

The pop superstar has reportedly turned down an offer to headline next year's Super Bowl LIII halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick, reports Us Weekly. 'They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy.

Apparently after Rihanna turned down NFL's offer, that's when they asked Adam Levine & Maroon 5 to perform, which they happily accepted back in September.

Quarterback Kaepernick, 30, was the first player to kneel during the United States national anthem. He hasn't played since the final game of the 2016 regular season. Alleging that the league's owners conspired to keep him off a roster due to his anthem protests.

The Super Bowl halftime show is an undeniable boon for practically any artist on the planet.

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The World Cup victor added: "For me, those games are the best games to play". Manager Jose Mourinho added: "Luke fully deserves this contract".

It turns out that she refused to climb the stage at the Super Bowl because she 'supports Colin Kaepernick'. The rapper later seemed to confirm this report in a song that dropped over the summer: "I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don't need you". The Super Bowl routinely is the most watched television program in the United States every year, and the National Football League has turned the halftime show into a must-watch event for many.

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

This is how we ended up with Maroon 5.

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