Cardi B reveals she refused Superbowl half-time show in support of Colin Kaepernick
Cardi B has revealed that she turned down one of the most lucrative shows in entertainment, the infamous half-time Super Bowl show. The singer revealed she declined the offer back in December but has just shed a little more light on the reasoning behind turning down such a huge show.
In a new interview with the Associated Press, the rapper said she was offered to perform but eventually turned down the opportunity with “mixed feelings” to “stand behind” Kaepernick, who was blacklisted from the NFL for his peaceful protest, by way of taking a knee during the National Anthem, highlighting police brutality against people of colour.
“I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform,” Cardi told AP. “I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform. But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.” The rapper also spoke on her involvement with Super Bowl-related events she’s schedule to be a part of: “If the NFL could benefit off from us, then I’m going to benefit off y’all…Because of y’all, we are getting these parties.”
We all too often see stars have a big mouth about issues until someone tries to stop that mouth with a big wad of cash. Cardi B though looks like she walks like she talks and has stood by her values and an issue that continues to plague the US.