"Rihanna was the front-runner for next year's super bowl halftime show", a source tells ET. "CBS and the National Football League reached out to Rihanna first, who after thinking about the offer, made a decision to pass due to the National Football League and the situation regarding players kneeling". "She doesn't agree with the NFL's stance".
Rihanna, whose own domestic violence problem with Chris Brown was played out in public in 2009, criticized the network for "penalizing" her.
'CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? As you might imagine, I did not know this before it broke on Us Weekly.
Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and systemic racism. The former quarterback has even more reason to celebrate after reading today's news.
Rihanna reportedly turned down a Super Bowl performance opportunity in support of Colin Kaepernick. "Just when she walks into a room people feel her presence".
'She is definitely being considered, but it's obviously way too early to say for sure, ' one source said. Well, here we are and Cardi is one of the BIGGEST STARS ON THE PLANET!