Rihanna Rejects Super Bowl Halftime in Support of Kaepernick

Roger Goodell talking at a podium at the Super Bowl

They are affected by police brutality and racism, and those who have solidified their status as icons, like Rihanna and Beyoncé, are going to use that platform to be open about their views and their blackness.

"Why not kneel next to your brothers".

"After Rihanna, 30, rebuffed the halftime offer, the National Football League extended it to Maroon 5", Us Weekly reports. The rapper later seemed to confirm this report in a song that dropped over the summer: "I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don't need you".

The comic actress's post was well-received by many on Instagram. He hasn't played since the final game of the 2016 regular season.

"I said no to the Super Bowl / You need me, I don't need you", the Roc Nation mogul rapped on "APESHIT" off The Carters' Everything Is Love album.

The source adds that Kaepernick was not mentioned in those early discussions. "She doesn't agree with the NFL's stance", the insider revealed. US Weekly says Cardi B may turn up as a special guest during their set to perform on the track "Girls Like You".

Kaepernick opted out of his contract when he was told he wouldn't make the upcoming team and has not been recruited since. He inspired a movement and became the face of Nike's 30th anniversary Just Do It campaign.

He also received an honorary award from Harvard this month for his influence on black history and culture.

The I Feel Pretty star began her lengthy social media statement by pondering "why more white players aren't kneeling".

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