Rihanna had previously turned down the Super Bowl halftime show because of Colin Kaepernick

Acclaimed musician and makeup mogul Rihanna has been tapped to headline the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on February 12, 2023 at the State Farm Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Rihanna’s performance at the Super Bowl is a stark reversal of her position on the event — and the NFL in general — just a few years ago, when she turned down the show to show solidarity with former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Rihanna, who previously retired from the Super Bowl to support Colin Kaepernick, wore black to the Met Gala
Rihanna | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Rihanna was previously asked to perform at the Super Bowl but turned it down due to the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick

In a 2019 interview with Vogue, Rihanna revealed that she had been asked by the NFL to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. At the time, the NFL was still dealing with the backlash over its alleged blackballing of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick after he began kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice in the United States in 2016. But Rih stuck to her guns and decided to show solidarity with Kaepernick.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/rihanna-previously-turned-down-super-bowl-halftime-show-because-colin-kaepernick.html/ Rihanna had previously turned down the Super Bowl halftime show because of Colin Kaepernick

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