Friday, October 19, 2018

Rihanna Turns Down Super Bowl Half-Time Show in Support of Colin Kapernick


Pop star Rihanna turns down a offer to perform at the Super Bowl in support of quarterback Colin Kapernick who has been kept out of the league for kneeling during the national anthem to bring awareness to the unchecked police brutality of unarmed Black citizens in America...

Insiders tell ET
“Rihanna was the front-runner for next year’s super bowl halftime show. CBS and the NFL reached out to Rihanna first, who after thinking about the offer, decided to pass due to the NFL and the situation regarding players kneeling."
"The offer and exposure would have been great for Rihanna as she’s planning a new album and tour but she stuck to what’s right in her eyes."
Pink turned down the offer for the same reason.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good to know some celebs still have standards. Love me some Riri but I want to see an energetic performance at halftime...

Anonymous said...

Good! Glad Rihanna and Pink stuck with their values!

Anonymous said...

Stupid reason. Them players have no problem collecting those millions and Kap still not in the damn league. So why throw away money and publicity when all that protesting aint accomplished shit? Want to really make a statement, lets use that celebrity status to get people to go out and vote when these police commissioners and sheriffs and city councelmen are up for office and let them fucking know that if they wont start charging these officers like regular criminals when they abuse their power then they wont be in office. That's whats gonna make a difference

Anonymous said...

819am cuz shes about to hit 1 billion dollars in her make up empire. She good luv, enjoy .

Anonymous said...

I would love to have watched her perform.
However, if that's how she wants to roll...let her do so. A woman of standards and integrity.

8:19---so you a trick?? All money aint, good money. Protest probably wasn't anything to you, but was to others. That's why it's simply that, " protest."

Shananigans said...

aint that the truth 8:24

HELLO, IT'S ME said...

One thing Rihanna doesn't NEED is money. The other is exposure. She got it all on LOCK. She makes her own choices, and damned good choices FOR HER!

I'm honestly not a fan, but I cannot knock her grind, her hustle, or her politics. Whatever she does, she does it authentically and unapologetically.

#nuffrespectRiRi

Anonymous said...

@8:19 look man, black people don't want to hear you telling them to vote someone out of office to get justice.

Tia said...

9:06--thank you

Anon said...

Taylor Swift will get it.

Anonymous said...

She was never asked.

Anonymous said...

My girl! Let a mutha know exactly where you stand.

Anonymous said...

8:19 look man, black people don't want to hear you telling them to vote someone out of office to get justice.

Comments like this is why I just shake my head. What the fuck has protesting done? Taking a knee? What's your fucking solution then? And 9:23 you just as dumb smh. Fucking grandparents great uncles and aunts died for us to fucking vote. 50 years later black people dont want to be told to go vote. Most ignorant comment I'd read all day. And to you idiots acting like its about money, she could have USED that PLATFORM to BRING awareness to the issue. Exploit they asses. Yall too narrow minded. They just gonna get another performer. They got more money so its not a big deal to them. Yall dont hear me though. Too fucking stupid to think outside the box. We not ascending, we can't...Too many idiots amongst us

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Good for both ladies. Fuck the NFL.

Anonymous said...

9:53 Them players aint saying fuck the NFL....they still playing and getting that money...Black folks still watching...And cops still killing us with no consequences. But yeah take a stand like that's gonna do shit smh

Tia said...

9:47--no, you're dumb with your stupid ass. It's not rocket science that we should vote. To begin with, how can you or anyone else on this thread question the usefulness of the protest when that's what our ancestors did in the first place? While you say our forefather's died and what not, what do you think they were doing in the process??? Protesting you imbecile! That fight will never die. But in the mean time, while bashing the protest and speaking on voting..keep in mind that's what the elders did. They are both hand and hand. Get the fuck out of here...

Anonymous said...

Horrible choice anyway. She can't sing or dance or play an instrument. Next!

nomika brown said...

Good for you Rhianna keep standing up for what you believe in

Anonymous said...

8:19 AM

Exactly!!! All those protests and not one single policy change. Not a single law passed. And, very few officers fired/jailed for wrongdoing. Period.

Protester have done more jail time than actual cops. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

10:02 you really want to compare the actions of those in the past to this passive ass social media-civil rights crap going on today...today people make some righteous post, and log off thinking they done something. This shit people doing now aint shit. Stop fooling yourself

Anonymous said...

I'm not 10:02, but I know what I'm talking about. Damn straight this is comparable to the past. Specifically the 1968 OLYMPICS. Kaepernick is making a statement as powerful as the sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos ... and Rihanna has Kaepernick's back—as she should.

Anonymous said...

WELL.....If she was an American born maybe she would. What she go sing Bitch have my money lol

Allihave2say said...

We have the pros & cons of Rhianna's refusal, as well as Kaepernick's quiet protest. So I offer up some food for thought. Kaepernick's stand has been spoken about world wide. We are still talking about him and the purpose of his commitment to kneel.

In all the talk of what our ancestors and civil rights leaders fought for I'm reminded of what my elders used to say, "If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything". Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump says "Speak truth to Power" - a phrase he got from his grandmother.

At the beginning of every river of change there is a flood of anger, resistance, denial, arguing, rejection, and then communication, progress, compromise and change. So many, including black football players spoke against Kaepernick in favor of the NFL. Remember when the Texans owner's response to his protest was "we can't let the prisoners run the prison"? What do you think he meant?

When the country including black influential people turned away from speaking Truth to Power, it sent a message that we don't matter to us. Then we allowed the movement to be marginalized from black lives matter to black lives don't matter to us look at Chicago to white lives matter then Blue Lives Matter etc. Do you think the Jews would ever ever let us speak about the Holocaust in this way? No never.

Yet we bowed down before the masters and said it's ok ignore the black man, getting money is more important than saving lives. The next move was what we're experiencing now calls for BBQ in the park, 9 yr old boy accused of sex assault because his backpack hit the rear of a fat white woman (insert the story of Emmitt), black girls being accosted for selling water, black men being trailed into their apartments etc.

This progression is the result of the current climate of "Not Me". We want to disassociate ourselves from the ones the whites call trouble makers. Look at how many black celebrities have come forth denying racism Lil Wayne, the rapper who said he lives in calabash and only wanted white women at his yacht party Kyrie Irving, Micheal Jordan, A$ap and so many more. The fear of retribution, loss of acceptance, money, and fame. We stand for nothing we fall for everything in every way.
Allihave2say

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