Rihanna is reportedly the most recent artist to show down a suggestion to carry out on the NFL’s Super Bowl halftime present in help of former star quarterback turned-civil rights champion Colin Kaepernick. According to a supply, the NFL badly wished the Barbadian hitmaker to carry out at subsequent 12 months’s Super Bowl in Atlanta. The singer declined to carry out as a present of help for Kaepernick’s stance on the continued nationwide anthem kneeling controversy. Taking Rihanna’s place will probably be radio rock kings Maroon 5.

The Super Bowl has been the place of a number of the most legendary musical performances from icons together with Michael Jackson, U2, and Prince. Rihanna now joins JAY-Z because the second artist in as a few years to disclaim an opportunity to carry out on the huge sport, which is well-known to ship catalogue streams and gross sales skyrocketing. Football in America has grown extra politically and socially charged than ever earlier than, and it’s affordable to imagine the music world will see extra hardline stances in regards to the once-coveted halftime spot.

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