Rihanna has confirmed she turned down the Superbowl halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was dropped from the NFL for protesting social injustice by kneeling during the US national anthem.
In this month's cover story with Vogue magazine, Rihanna said she did it to take a stand.
It was widely rumoured she was offered the controversial February 2019 halftime show, but this is the first time Rihanna has talked about why she refused to appear.
Cardi B and Pink, also reportedly rejected the NFL's offer to perform at the Atlanta event in a show of solidarity with Kaepernick.
The show was eventually headlined by Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Next year's show will feature pop stars Shakira and Jenifer Lopez.