Rihanna let her fans know not to expect her to perform at the 2020 Superbowl Halftime Show. The singer gave details as to why she turned down the opportunity in Vogue’s November issue.
“I couldn’t dare do that,” she explained. “For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
It has been confirmed that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will be preforming at this year’s Super Bowl.
Rihanna also discussed her views on Donald Trump’s presidency. “People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal,” she said. “That should never, ever be normal. And the fact that it’s classified as something different because of the color of their skin? It’s a slap in the face. It’s completely racist. Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem. The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”
The Fenty makeup mogul announced on Oct. 7 that she will be releasing a 500+ page visual autobiography later this month. Read Rihanna’s full interview on Vogue.com.