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The idea of a Maroon 5 halftime show at Super Bowl LIII was never particularly thrilling, but it at least held the promise of some of the band’s more exciting collaborators making an appearance. But Cardi B is letting the world know that she probably won’t stop by the show to join Adam Levine on “Girls Like You” because the rapper isn’t down to support a league that still won’t give Colin Kaepernick a job.
One of Cardi’s reps told reporter that while there wasn’t a “firm offer” for the rapper to perform at the Super Bowl, “there were talks about it, but she was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement.”
Cardi hasn’t kept quiet about her support for Kaep, telling TMZ in February that she’d perform for the NFL “when they hire Colin Kaepernick back.”
Cardi isn’t the first artist to turn down the gig—in October, it was reported that Rihanna also declined to perform at the Super Bowl in solidarity with Kaepernick.
Variety reports that Maroon 5 has been having a tough time finding other musicians to join their halftime show. This week, Travis Scott was reported to have agreed to perform with them, a decision that’s attracted criticism from Michael B. Jordan and Jay-Z.