RIHANNA: Won’t “Sell Out” (Like J-Lo)
Written by KingCnote on October 10, 2019
Rihanna confirmed that she was offered the Super Bowl halftime show. But, unlike Jennifer Lopez, in solidarity with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, she declined.
Three years ago, Kaepernick started a movement to protest police brutality. Kaep doesn’t have an NFL job today because he kneeled during the national anthem.
Performing at the Super Bowl would have felt like a betrayal of Kaepernick to the singer. RiRi told Vogue magazine (quote) “I couldn’t dare do that. Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout.”
In other words, Rihanna considers Jennifer Lopez a “sellout.”