Do not anticipate to see Cardi B belting “Bodak Yellow” on the Tremendous Bowl halftime stage any time quickly — or, at the least, not till she will share a area with Colin Kaepernick.
The Bronx-bred rapper, who scored her first No. 1 single this previous summer season, stated she will not carry out at a Tremendous Bowl halftime present till Kaepernick is employed.
“(I will carry out) after they rent Colin Kaepernick again,” Cardi advised TMZ Saturday in Minneapolis.
Kaepernick, 30, has been out of a job since March 2017, when he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers to grow to be a free agent.
The quarterback sparked controversy a yr prior when he launched an on-field silent protest in opposition to racial injustice in America.
He started sitting, after which kneeling, in the course of the nationwide anthem, which quickly sparked a nationwide motion, with dozens of NFL gamers following his lead.
“I’m not going to face up to take pride in a flag for a rustic that oppresses black individuals and other people of coloration. To me, that is larger than soccer and it will be egocentric on my half to look the opposite approach,” he advised NFL Media in 2016.
Protesters rally outdoors of the NFL headquarters demanding Colin Kaepernick be signed
The protests have been met with heavy criticism from NFL house owners and President Donald Trump, who stated Kaepernick ought to have been suspended.
In December, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insisted Kaepernick wasn’t being blackballed after the athlete-turned-activist sued the NFL and all 32 groups for colluding in opposition to him and conserving him out of the game based mostly on his politics.
Kaepernick — who has stored busy off the sector elevating $1 million for his Colin Kaepernick Basis — has had a fan in Cardi B for fairly a while.
The “Bartier Cardi” rapper gave him a shout-out in August on the MTV Video Music Awards, telling the group, “Colin Kaepernick, so long as you kneel with us, we’re gonna be standing for you, child.”
She additionally tweeted her assist in September, writing, “All I need to know is… when are they going to rent Colin Kaepernick? All these soccer crew house owners speaking and all lat however when is y’all going to rent Colin Kaepernick?”
Cardi is not slated to carry out throughout Sunday evening’s recreation, however she is featured in a blockbuster industrial for Amazon’s Alexa, additionally starring Anthony Hopkins and Insurgent Wilson.