Rihanna turned down an invitation to perform at the Super Bowl earlier this year to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. Maroon 5 performed instead of Rihanna. 

"I couldn't dare do that," Rihanna told the magazine in August. "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."

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016.