Does time heal all wounds?
As you’ve heard by now, Rihanna will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LVII in February 2023, the NFL has announced. The nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist posted a picture to her Instagram of her hand holding an NFL football.
The NFL then confirmed that Rihanna would headline the halftime show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12.
You may remember that Rihanna was sought out to perform at the Super Bowl in 2020, but she declined due to the NFL’s treatment of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“I couldn’t dare do that,” Rihanna told Vogue in a 2019 interview.
“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,” she explained.
Kaepernick sparked controversy by repeatedly kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 football season to highlight racial injustice.
So what changed Rihanna’s mind? She’ll likely never say, which is why she is being called out online.
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