Rihanna Says She Wouldn’t Perform At The Super Bowl Because She’s Not A “Sellout”

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Rihanna is hard at work on two new albums, but don’t expect her to perform any of it at the Super Bowl until the NFL makes things right with Colin Kaepernick.

In her new interview with Vogue, Rih was asked if she declined performing at the Super Bowl in recent years as an act of solidarity with Kaepernick.


β€œAbsolutely,” she says. β€œI 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.”

It’s worth mentioning JAY-Z’s company, Roc Nation, signed a lucrative deal with the NFL to manage entertainment and help facilitate their social-justice initiative. Rihanna is signed with Roc Nation.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are both performing at the 2020 Super Bowl.

12 replies on “Rihanna Says She Wouldn’t Perform At The Super Bowl Because She’s Not A “Sellout””

I love that even though Rihanna is signed to Roc Nation, she has enough power to implicitly throw Jay-Z under the bus for even partnering with the NFL. A legend.

I don’t understand why anyone does it. Didn’t Kelly Clarkson say you have to pay to do it? And then most of the country will just complain about your performance regardless of how it was. Sure, you’ll have a temporary spike in sells/streams, but I don’t see it really benefiting anyone other than the NFL in the long run. 

Hashtag Justice for Janet.

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