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When Cardi B was asked to perform at the halftime show for this year’s Superbowl, she declined because she wanted to support ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who hasn’t played in the league since he began protesting against racial injustices against minorities by kneeling during the national anthem. The decision wasn’t an easy one to make and she said she had mixed feelings about turning down the offer.
“My husband, 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 former Love & Hip Hop star told the Associated Press.
The “Money” rapper also said she sacrificed a lot of money by deciding not perform.
“You have to sacrifice that,” she said. “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.”
The Bronx spitter said she hopes that this protest will help spark a change and bring light to the injustices that Kaepernick was spotlighting but she is doubtful.
“We got an arrogant president, and the racism right now has been reborn,” she said. “They feel mighty brave nowadays. When Obama was around, I just feel like they were praying on the day when his eight years was over. A lot of jealousy. When they see (how) the choices they made due to racism has affected the country, that’s when things are going to start changing. Right now, they don’t want to accept that their decision has affected the country.”
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