Rihanna Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Show - The Controversial Reason Why

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"The NFL and CBS [which is televising the game] really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta", the unnamed source told US Weekly.

"Hitting the National Football League with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them", she added.

However, she declined the offer out of support for Colin Kaepernick, his kneeling protest of police brutality, and the NFL's policy in response. However, the NFL's stance on player protests has soured the allure for the marquee artists who already have a legion of fans. You probably guessed it - she "supports Colin Kaepernick", the source claims!

As for the Super Bowl, the offer for the 30-year-old singer and Fenty Beauty pioneer reportedly went to Maroon 5, who is now slated as the headliner.

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Now, Rihanna doesn't need the Super Bowl, and honestly, while she's a hitmaker, she also has zero f's to give and doesn't consider herself to be someone who needs anything or anyone. News in 2015. "The reason for Rihanna is her style, swag and the aura about her".

Rihanna, 30, reportedly passed on performing on The Super Bowl LIII's halftime stage!

In addition, 'The NFL's told them they are more than welcome to add anyone they've collabed with in the past to join them on stage. They were like, "This hood rat is talking as if she will EVER have a chance to EVER play the Super Bowl".

The game will be played on February 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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