Following the announcement that Rihanna would be headlining the 2023 Apple Music Super Bowl halftime show, fans of the “Umbrella” singer took to social media to express their excitement. “I can’t believe Rihanna is doing the Super Bowl like we won” one person tweeted. Another wrote, “Since Rihanna announced her SuperBowl show, I wake up every day with joy and happiness. However, some were quick to point out that Rihanna had previously turned down an opportunity to perform at halftime, amid Colin Kaepernick’s feud with the league.
In Vogue’s November 2019 issue, the Grammy-winning performer revealed she turned down the gig simply because she didn’t want to be “sold out.” “I just couldn’t be a saleswoman. I couldn’t be a facilitator,” she told the publication. “There are things within this organization that I strongly disagree with, and I wasn’t about to go and do them any favors in any way. »
However, it now looks like Rihanna and Kaepernick have resolved their issues with the NFL. According to CBS Sports, Kaepernick has finished training for the Las Vegas Raiders and is hoping for a career comeback. Meanwhile, Rihanna is set to take the Super Bowl stage in February 2023.