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Rihanna Says She Turned Down Performing At Super Bowl 53 In Support Of Colin Kaepernick After He Was Blackballed By NFL For Protesting Racism And Police Brutality And She Didn’t Want To “Sell Out”

By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

It’s been three years now since former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was in the league as he last played for the San Francisco 49ers. He made headlines in 2016 after he knelt during NFL preseason games in the middle of the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality in this country. The league has since blackballed him and it’s been a huge injustice, especially considering the fact that he’s better than every backup QB and some starters.

Many artists don’t want anything to do with the NFL after their treatment of Kaepernick and Rihanna is one of them. In a recent interview with Vogue, she revealed that she didn’t want to perform at the Super Bowl last year to support Kaepernick. She also felt that she’d be selling out if she did perform.

Jay Z and his Roc Nation label announced their partnership with the NFL in August where they’d work on social issues and entertainment with the league. Coincidentally, Rihanna is with Roc Nation as well. A lot of people definitely have to wonder how her relationship with Hov has been since that partnership.

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