Rihanna walked away from the NFL.
According to Us Weekly, the Anti singer was reportedly approached to headline the Super Bowl LIII halftime show; however, she declined the offer out of support for Colin Kaepernick.
“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the insider reveals. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games during the 2016 season to call attention to social injustices and racial inequality.
Jay-Z also turned down the Super Bowl halftime show due to leagues stance on athletes protesting.