Colin Kaepernick thanks Rihanna for her Super Bowl boycott

Posted February 08, 2019

"If I were an interpreter of performance art, what message would you take from that?" Almost 115,000 people signed an online petition urging Maroon 5 to drop out, and celebrities ranging from Amy Schumer to Meek Mill to Ava DuVernay blasted the band. RiRi captioned a clip of herself looking bored and annoyed by her fellow passengers asking.

Nationally, Broward County is best known for its election drama, but the 954 is also earning a reputation as being the county where Super Bowl touchdowns are manufactured. "We're Super Bowl champs".

The Selma filmmaker, 42, voiced her support for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback - who started the #TakeAKnee movement to protest racial injustices - on Twitter on Sunday and said she won't be tuning in to watch Super Bowl LIII.

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Travis Scott is warming fans up for this weekend's big game.

"For those of you who thought I was watchin' the Super Bowl...we beefin'", Rihanna also posted to Instagram Story next to a photo of Kaepernick kneeling.

Prior to the Super Bowl 53, it was widely reported that some prominent musicians, including Jay-Z, Rihanna and Cardi B turned down offers from the National Football League to perform at the halftime show as a way of showing solidarity to Kaepernick. He told the audience that "systemic oppression is one of America's biggest problems" and claimed that Kaepernick "put $150 million on the line for his people" and "to this day is still being blackballed".

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Co-hosts of "The View" agreed that the halftime show at last night's Super Bowl fell short - mostly because the big game glossed over its biggest controversy of the past several years: Colin Kaepernick's protest, and the fact that he remains unsigned to any team. It's one thing to get roasted on social media, but to have said roasting come from Rih Rih?

The Houston rapper will headline the Planet Pepsi Super Bowl Party in Atlanta tonight, just days before the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots go head-to-head at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While the addition of the rap artists were appreciated, many people could not help but slam the Super Bowl for not including more Black acts, especially considering the Atlanta location.

"We got an arrogant president, and the racism right now has been reborn", she added.

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