Rihanna Reportedly Declines Promoting NFL With A Super Bowl Half-Time Performance.

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Making its way through social media timelines is the news that Rihanna declined to perform at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show. Traditionally the half-time show features music entertainment by a pop culture icon to help broaden the television audience and attract international interest to the American sport. Katy Perry performed at the Super Bowl half-time show in 2015 and attracted over 120 million people to watch the performance. With ratings like that, one can understand why the NFL charges a minimum $5 million dollars to advertise during the game.

According to US Weekly, “The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” an US Weekly source revealed. However, the singer and entrepreneur reportedly declined because of the NFL’s opposition to football players kneeling during the national anthem. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to do so in August 2016 in protest of repeated fatal shootings by the police of unarmed African American men in the U.S.

“People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all,” Kaepernick said after a game.

The former NFL player is now in the process of suing the NFL and its owners for colluding to prevent his hiring.

Maroon 5 are confirmed to perform at Super Bowl LIII on February 3 in Atlanta.

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Nichelle Cole is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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