Cardi B Turned Down Chance To Perform At The Super Bowl in Support of Colin Kaepernick

Cardi B is taking a stand for SOMETHING and using her platform for a great purpose.

In a statement shared with Page Six, Cardi’s team said that she wouldn’t perform alongside Travis Scott and Maroon 5 during the next Super Bowl halftime show because of how the league is doing Colin Kaepernick.

“The rumor circulating that she wants a million dollars and she wants her own set is false. There was never a firm offer to begin with for a performance,” the statement reads. “There [were] talks about it, but she was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement.”

The statement went on to say that Cardi has prior engagements on the weekend of the Super Bowl.

“Again, there was never a solid offer for her to say yes or no to regarding the Super Bowl,” Cardi’s reps wrote. “She is already confirmed to do a set with Bruno Mars that weekend.

Im WITH Kap ✊

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Colin Kaepernick , Dave Chappelle , And 6 Others Will Receive Harvard Black Culture Awards

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle have been selected, along with six others, to be saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to Black history and culture.

via Page Six:

All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Thursday afternoon by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard.

Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, created a firestorm when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice.

The other honorees are Kenneth Chenault, chairman and a managing director of General Catalyst; Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Pamela Joyner, founder of Avid Partners, LLC; psychologist and author Florence Ladd; Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; and artist Kehinde Wiley.

Colin Kaepernick Is The Face Of Nike’s 30th Anniversary of ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Nike is with Colin Kaepernick ✊✊✊

Nike has selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of its “Just Do It” campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the choice of Kaepernick, who started the movement to kneel during the United States national anthem to protest racial injustice in August 2016.

The sports brand unveiled a new ad to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their ‘Just Do It’ campaign starring the former NFL quarterback.

In the ad, Colin is looking at the camera, and printed over the image is: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt.”

Colin has been a Nike athlete since 2011, but the he has not played on a team since 2016.

It’s certainly a powerful statement. As we’re just getting into the NFL season, it’ll be interesting to hear how Nike and the football community reacts.

Colin Kaepernick To Trademark ‘I’m With Kap’ for a Clothing Line

Colin Kaepernick has filed a trademark application for his signature ‘I’m With Kap’ slogan to be used for clothing.

via TMZ:

Kap’s been using the mantra since the beginning of his schism with the NFL … with the hashtag taking off on social media, and celebrities like G-Eazy, Kenny Stills and Harry Belafonte rocking shirts bearing the slogan.

Now we’ve learned Kap has filed paperwork in California to own he slogan for use on shirts, hoodies, caps and other apparel.

It’s an interesting move … there’s some talk that major clothing brands, like Adidas and Puma, could make a move to sign Kap in the future, so owning the trademark could mean big business for him.

It’s not like he’s desperate for the cash — Kaepernick reportedly made more than $40 mil in contract money during his NFL career. Plus, he had a bunch of sponsorship deals. 

But, he’s been huge with philanthropy — donating $1 mil of his own money to various charities and non-profit organizations, including his “Know Your Rights” campaign. 

So, if he profits from “I’m With Kap” … the extra cash could go a long way. 

Im with Kap.