Rihanna rejected an offer to perform at halftime at the Super Bowl in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the NFL players who are “taking a knee” during the National Anthem to protest racism and police brutality in America.
“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta. ” a source told Us Weekly. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
After Rihanna rejected the halftime show offer, the NFL extended an invitation to Maroon 5. Adam Levine and his group happily accepted.