Stephen A. Smith cannot seem to understand why his comments about Rihanna made national news.
The “First Take” host posted a three-minute apology video after he said that Rihanna “ain’t no Beyonce” while discussing her upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance on the “Sherri” show Wednesday.
“I’m gonna own it,” Smith said in a video posted to Twitter and Instagram later that day. “I know what y’all trying to do, but I’m gonna own it because I get paid to speak for a living, so I need to be more careful.
“I want Rihanna to know, you’re a superstar, you’re sensational, you’re spectacular, you’re no joke and you are a worthy person to be doing the Super Bowl halftime show.”
On Friday’s edition of ‘First Take,’ Smith exploded over the backlash he received in the wake of his comments. He went off so bad that he had to stop Molly Querim from moving on so he could finish what he wanted to get off of his chest.
Even after his rant, he made it clear he would continue his comments on his podcast.
Rihanna will take the stage to perform the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 12.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.