Cardi B turned down an opportunity to perform during the 2019 Super Bowl to “stand behind” ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who famously refused to stand for the national anthem and has sued the league claiming he was banned as a result. “My husband [Offset], he loves football. His kids play football. It’s really hard for him… He really wants to go to the Super Bowl, but he can’t go to the Super Bowl, because he’s got to stand for something,” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper told the Associated Press. “You have to sacrifice that. I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform. But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.” However, the star rapper will still perform at the Super Bowl Music Fest, which also features Bruno Mars and Migos. “If the NFL could benefit off from us, then I’m going to benefit off y’all. Y’all make the most money off our people. Why am I not going to take advantage of y’all and take money from y’all too? Because of y’all, we are getting these parties. OK, thank you,” Cardi also said to the AP.
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