Last month it was announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will be the co-headliners of the Super Bowl 54 halftime show in Miami this season.
But now it appears they were actually the second and third choice after nine-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna told Vogue yesterday that she turned down an offer to perform at the big game to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
"I couldn't dare do that," Rihanna told the magazine in August. "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."
Would it, Rihanna? Because the last I heard, Kap’s agent sent a letter to QB needy teams in September, but you have heard nothing about since because every team he would have written one to is winning with their backups.
The Panthers and Saints are both undefeated with backups Kyle Allenand Teddy Bridgewater; Jacksonville’s Gardner Minshew II is 2-2 and started a phenomenon in Jacksonville with his moustache; and the Colts and Jacoby Brissett just beat NFL MVP Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs.
If you ask me, the enablers are Vogue for making it seem like not hiring a QB who went 1-10 the last time he was a starter three years ago and pay him forty times—yes forty—what guys like Minshew and Allen are making on their rookie deals.
Remind me to stop going to Vogue for my sports information.
And someone remind Rhianna she’s a great singer, not an NFL analyst.