Rihanna confirms she declined Super Bowl half-time show performance to support Colin Kaepernick

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Rihanna has confirmed rumors that she said no to Super Bowl 2019 to offer support to former NFL star turned activist Colin Kaepernick.

The singer, who was born Rihanna Fenty, told Vogue in an interview that she "just couldn't be a sell out" by performing in the half-time show.

Instead, Maroon 5 took the stage.

Rihanna also said there are NFL practices she does not agree with.

Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, made headlines for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The NFL later ruled that players cannot kneel on the field and should either stand or wait in the locker room.