Cardi B Denies She's Performing During Super Bowl Half-Time Show $1 Million
(AllHipHop News) Cardi B is still refusing to perform at next year's Super Bowl in objection at the treatment of American football star Colin Kaepernick.
Colin has remained unsigned by National Football League (NFL) teams since 2017 following his choice to kneel during America's national anthem to highlight racial injustice and police brutality.
Cardi, real name Belcalis Almanzar, previously said she wouldn't play the half-time show at the NFL's showpiece game until the quarterback was rehired.
But she was rumored to be demanding $1 million to perform a solo showcase at February's game in Atlanta, Georgia - speculation her representative has now denied.
"The rumor circulating that she wants a million dollars and she wants her own set is false," her spokesperson told The New York Post's Page Six. "There was never a firm offer to begin with for a performance."
Cardi's rep did admit her team had entered into discussions about performing alongside Maroon 5 at the event but that she was uninterested as she wanted to show solidarity with the former San Francisco 49ers star.
"There (were) talks about it, but she was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement," they explained. "But again, there was never a solid offer for her to say yes or no to regarding the Super Bowl.
The 26-year-old is already booked to perform alongside Bruno Mars at a Super Bowl eve event in Atlanta on February 2.
Her fellow rapper Travis Scott is the only act to announce he will be joining the This Love hitmakers during half-time at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a decision that has sparked criticism from civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton.