Rihanna reportedly turned down an opportunity to perform at halftime of Super Bowl 53 because she “supports Colin Kaepernick,” according to US Weekly‘s Nicholas Hautman.
“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” a source told Hautman. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
Kaepernick, 30, started kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality and police brutality. He has been a free agent since that campaign concluded, and he is currently in the midst of a legal battle with the NFL