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Rihanna Speaks On Turning Down The Super Bowl: 'I Couldn’t Be A Sellout'

1,353 views | October 10, 2019 | News | By hiphopallaround

In an interview with Vogue published Wednesday, Rihanna confirmed that she turned down headlining February's Super Bowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick. As many may know, Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since leaving the 49ers back in 2017 and then earlier this he settled his case with the league, after allegedly being blackballed by team owners for his kneeling.
Rihanna is now speaking out in an interview with Vogue, she was asked if her turning down the Super Bowl in February was in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. “Absolutely,” she confirmed. “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There are things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”

Instead of Rihanna blessing the stage, Maroon 5 headlined receiving "underwhelming" reviews for the performance they put on. Another artist in question for the performance was Cardi B, who also decided to turn down the halftime show in support of Kaepernick.

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In an interview with Vogue published Wednesday, Rihanna confirmed that she turned down headlining February’s Super Bowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick. As many may know, Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since leaving the 49ers back in 2017 and then earlier this he settled his case with the league, after allegedly being blackballed by team owners for his kneeling.


Rihanna is now speaking out in an interview with Vogue, she was asked if her turning down the Super Bowl in February was in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. “Absolutely,” she confirmed. “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There are things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”



Instead of Rihanna blessing the stage, Maroon 5 headlined receiving “underwhelming” reviews for the performance they put on. Another artist in question for the performance was Cardi B, who also decided to turn down the halftime show in support of Kaepernick.





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