By Damilola Faustino
Rihanna has reportedly turned down the chance to headline next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, in a show of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
The singer was the NFL’s top choice for next year’s performance, but she is believed to have shunned the huge event to support the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who was the first NFL player to take a knee in protest against police brutality in 2016.
“Rihanna was the front-runner for next year’s super bowl halftime show,” according to sources.
“CBS and the NFL reached out to Rihanna first, who after thinking about the offer, decided to pass due to the NFL and the situation regarding players kneeling.”
Regardless, the singer “stands with the players and Colin Kaepernick”.
“The offer and exposure would have been great for Rihanna as she’s planning a new album and tour but she stuck to what’s right in her eyes,” the report added.
It is also claimed that P!nk was approached to headline the event in February, but she failed to secure the gig after early negotiations broke down.
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