Critics accused the billionaire beauty of choosing sides in favor of the NFL.
Rihanna shook the Internet earlier this week after announcing that shell be taking the stage at during the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Fans were excited that Riri is making her way back to the stage after taking years away from music to start a billion dollar business and have a child with beau A$AP Rocky. The 34-year old beauty announced the news via Instagram with a photo of her hand holding a football, while showing off her signature wrist tattoos. The photo has already spawned several different memes as both Rih fans and football fans unite in preparation for the big day. However, not everyone was excited about the Fenty Beauty creator taking the stage during Super Bowl LVII. Many critics accused Rihanna of being a hypocrite since she initially sided with Colin Kaepernick in his protest against the National Football League. A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) In 2019, the Rude Boy singer turned down the opportunity to perform during the Pepsi Halftime Show in support of Kaepernick. That same year, she told Vogue, I just couldnt be a sellout. I couldnt be an enabler. Theres things within that organization that I dont agree with at all, and I was not about to go an be of any service to them in any way. Several fans also pointed out that Jay-Zs involvement with the league could have swayed Rihannas decision this time around. The Roc Nation founder recently spoke about the BadGals legacy in a statement, saying, Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment. Jay-Z and Rihanna attend Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Pre-GRAMMY Brunch 2015 (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For Roc Nation) Rihannas performance follows this years star-studded halftime show that featured performances by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak. Will you be watching? You literally said you wouldnt do it 2 years ago.. did injustice change in 2 years? Hypocrite Fire Telesco (@FireTelesco) Read more