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10th Oct 2019

Rihanna turns down Super Bowl half-time show as she couldn’t be “a sellout”

Rudi Kinsella

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She also hit out at Trump, saying: “The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”

Fans of Rihanna’s music have been quite disappointed over the past number of years, due to the fact that she has hardly released anything in four years.

But there is good news on the way, in the form of a new album entitled R9, which is expected to be released in the next year.

She spoke about the upcoming album in an interview with Vogue Magazine, where she also explained why she turned down the chance to perform at the Super Bowl half-time show.

She refused the offer to stand in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick’s protest, saying: “I couldn’t dare do that. 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 organisation that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”

In what really is an excellent interview, the pop star also hit out at Donald Trump for saying that the El Paso shooter from earlier this year had a mental health problem.

She said: “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.”

You can read the interview in full here.

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