Rihanna, in support of Colin Kaepernick, declines Super Bowl performance

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

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

"Rihanna was the front-runner for next year's super bowl halftime show", a source tells ET.

Us Weekly reports a source said the popular singer disagrees with the NFL's national anthem policy.

As it turns out, either Rihanna or Pink could have been the headliners at next year's Super Bowl Halftime show, but things simply didn't work out.

'The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta, ' an insider told the celebrity publication. She reportedly did so because she doesn't agree with NFL's stance on Colin Kaepernick.

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The 30-year-old singer and actress declined the offer due to her disagreement with the National Football League over how it has treated Colin Kapernick. He has filed a grievance against the league, accusing them of colluding to keep him off the field.

As you know, in order to protest the oppression of black people and of other minorities at NFL games, he kneeled during the national anthem. I have to give her credit for saying "No" just like mentor Jay-Z did past year.

Rihanna is taking a knee with Kap.

For entertainers, the Super Bowl halftime show stage is one of the most coveted gigs in the business.

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