Cardi B turned down Super Bowl show in support of Colin Kaepernick

Cardi B declined offer to perform at Super Bowl, cites support for Kaepernick

"It's really hard for him ... he really wants to go to the Super Bowl but he can't go to the Super Bowl because he's got to stand for something".

Sunday's Super Bowl LIII telecast was not only devoid of drama, but the pitiful play resulted in some of the lowest ratings for the game in recent years.

Cardi was one of the artists to boycott the event, along with Rihanna, who earlier threw some major shade at it, after the NFL became embroiled in an ongoing protest over a player's right to take a knee during the national anthem. "Football is loved by so many people - from all generations, genders, and backgrounds - and it was important to us that the spot was inclusive and emblematic of football's expansive influence on American culture".

"As we approach our centennial season, we're not just embracing football's rich heritage, but also looking toward the next 100 years", said NFL EVP and chief marketing officer Tim Ellis.

The filmmaker shared words of support for Kaepernick in advance of the game, excoriating the NFL's "racist treatment" of the sports star.

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Speaking with the Associated Press, Cardi B explained why she turned down the NFL's offer to perform and why her husband was not going to attend. To watch the game is the compromise my beliefs.

The rapper says she "got to sacrifice a lot of money" by turning down the Super Bowl opportunity. "I'm changing the things I can not accept.' Dr. Angela Davis", Common tweeted, as well as posting two photos of himself with Davis, who wore a Kaepernick jersey personalized with the #ImWithKap tag. Simply saying "You know where I Stand".

Singer Janelle Monae also co-signed Ava's boycott by commenting on her Tweet.

"It suffered from not being a very good game", Patrice Cucinello, a director at Fitch Ratings credit agency, said of the game that featured just one touchdown. Kaepernick wrote: 'Thank you to my Brother Kevin Durant for rockin with me, especially this week!' After teaming up with Nike last year, the 31-year-old began selling the limited edition No 7 jerseys. Will probably start reading this book...

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