In a new interview with Vogue, Rih opened up about why she decided to boycott the Super Bowl and the NFL.
Check out an excerpt:
I ask Rihanna if we can discuss politics. “How deep you wanna get?” she says. “However deep you’re willing to go,” I say. She signals that I may proceed, and I ask if it’s true that she turned down the Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. “Absolutely,” she says. “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
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.