Rihanna declined Super Bowl offer because of anthem

Rihanna declined Super Bowl offer because of anthem

Darren Sullivan
October 20, 2018

Rihanna is standing by Colin Kaepernick.

Maroon 5 is headlining next year's Super Bowl only because Rihanna turned the gig down out of support for Colin Kaepernick, US Weekly reports.

'The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year's performer in Atlanta, ' an insider told the celebrity publication.

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The Super Bowl halftime show is an undeniable boon for practically any artist on the planet. "Just when she walks into a room people feel her presence".

Pink also turned down an offer to perform during the halftime show. Music hasn't even been her priority, as she has been working as an actress and building her beauty brand, Fenty Beauty, which is lauded for its inclusivity in the beauty world and is already on track to outsell other beauty lines, making Rihanna's net worth $260 million.

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.

Our source goes on, "They want to have it have a feel like the Super Bowl halftime show with Aerosmith in 2001 where various acts were all a part of it and many fan bases could enjoy".