Rihanna has reportedly turned down a suggestion by the NFL to carry out on the upcoming Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show.
The growth comes from a supply to US Weekly, who famous that Rihanna rebuffed the supply to indicate help for Colin Kaepernick.
Maroon 5 can be enjoying the occasion as an alternative, which takes place on February third, 2019 in Atlanta.
“The NFL and CBS actually needed Rihanna to be subsequent 12 months’s performer in Atlanta,” the supply famous. “They supplied it to her, however she mentioned no due to the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
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Kaepernick was the primary participant to kneel throughout NFL pre-game nationwide anthem ceremonies in protest of police brutality (amongst different racial points in America). That principally price the quarterback his employment, although Kaepernick is suing the NFL and its house owners for collusively protecting him out of the league.
Rihanna hasn’t commented on the report. If true, it represents one other severe setback for the league, and a doubtlessly rising situation with sponsors. The Super Bowl stays one of the profitable promoting occasions on the planet, although a rebuff by a star of Rihanna’s stature might dampen curiosity amongst manufacturers.
Other manufacturers are taking sides: only in the near past, Nike launched a splashy advert marketing campaign that includes Colin Kaepernick himself, a shrewd transfer that sparked controversy however possible elevated the model.