Rihanna reportedly declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime show in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3, 2019.
The 30-year-old singer said no to the chance to take on of one of the most coveted gigs for music artists because she ‘supports Colin Kaepernick’ according to Us Weekly.
It’s reported both the National Football League and the broadcasting network wanted the star to take to the stage as their first pick.
They have now given he slot to Maroon 5.
The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,’ an insider told the celebrity publication. ‘They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.’
Meanwhile Kaepernick admitted he had a crush on Rihanna in 2015.
Kaepernick was one of the players who kneeled in protest of social injustice during the Star Spangled Banner American national anthem in 2016.