LOS ANGELES (CBS 13) — Music superstar Rihanna has reportedly turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl.
According to the report, first published in Us Weekly on Friday, Rihanna turned down the offer in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Turlock native Colin Kaepernick.READ MORE: UPDATE: Phish Fan Injured After Being Fallen On at SF Chase Center Concert Describes Brush with Death
Kaepernick started kneeling before the playing of the national anthem before games in order to bring awareness to police brutality.READ MORE: COVID: Marin Health Officials Urge Seniors To Get Booster Vaccine Shots As Holidays Loom
Rihanna reportedly doesn’t agree with the stance of the NFL over Kaepernick’s protest. Kaepernick, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016, has filed a grievance against the league alleging that team owners are conspiring to keep him out.MORE NEWS: San Francisco, Tourism Industry Offer Cash Rewards To Stop Auto Burglary Fencing Operations
Maroon 5 is slated to be this season’s Super Bowl halftime show headliner. The Super Bowl is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2019 and will air on CBS.