Cardi B turned down the offer to perform alongside Maroon 5 at the Super Bowlhalftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick.
In 2016, Kaepernick sparked controversy by kneeling down during the American national anthem played ahead of NFL games. He departed from the San Francisco 49ers, and is still without a team today.
According to the BBC, the quarterback explained that he was doing it to ‘stand with the oppressed’.
This stand wasn’t for me. This is because I’m seeing things happen to people that don’t have a voice, people that don’t have a platform to talk and have their voices heard, and effect change.
So I’m in the position where I can do that and I’m going to do that for people that can’t.
Super Bowl LIII is taking place today (February 3), and will see Maroon 5 take the stage for their huge performance at halftime.