It appears Rihanna is standing with Kaep. On Thursday, reports surfaced that Rihanna turned down the NFL’s offer for her to perform at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. She reportedly did so because she doesn't agree with NFL’s stance on Colin Kaepernick.
“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the source told US Weekly. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
Apparently after Rihanna turned down NFL’s offer, that’s when they asked Adam Levine & Maroon 5 to perform, which they happily accepted back in September.
If you’re completely unaware (and part of the problem), Colin Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality back in 2016, resulting in him being kicked out of the league with owners not wanting that attention on their sidelines.
Colin has since filed a grievance against the league and its owners in November 2017, accusing them of colluding to keep him off the field.