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

Rihanna reportedly turned down a Super Bowl performance opportunity in support of Colin Kaepernick

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color", Colin previously stated.

Organizers for the game "really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta", a source told the news outlet.

Entertainment Tonight reports that Rihanna was the front-runner, but she chose to pass due to the ongoing situation regarding players kneeling during the national anthem, which Kaepernick started in 2016. But she also turned down the National Football League, this time "because the negotiations took so long" ("ET" also says that the length of the talks was a factor in Rihanna's decision).

Kaepernick made national headlines back in the beginning of the 2016 NFL season when he made the decision to kneel for the National Anthem in an effort to protest social injustices and police brutality in the U.S.




'She is definitely being considered, but it's obviously way too early to say for sure, ' one source said.

Rihanna is one of the world's most beloved musicians, but she's also a wildly successful entrepreneur, making Fortune's 40 Under 40 list this year for the first time.

Rihanna reportedly turned down a Super Bowl performance opportunity in support of Colin Kaepernick.

In addition, 'The NFL's told them they are more than welcome to add anyone they've collabed with in the past to join them on stage. Next year's Super Bowl will take place in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019.

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