Cardi B might have refused to perform at the Super Bowl LIII half-time show, but she has no trouble headlining a concert in Atlanta over Super Bowl weekend.
The 26-year-old hip-hop star is playing the three-day Bud Light Super Bowl LIII Music Fest on February 2 among bands including her husband Offset’s rap trio Migos, Post Malone, Ludacris, and Aerosmith.
This, a year after the seven-time Grammy nominee vowed to TMZ she wouldn’t perform Super Bowl shows unless the NFL ‘hires Colin Kaepernick back.’
In 2016, the sidelined 31-year-old quarterback protested police brutality, racial injustice, and systematic oppression by taking a knee during the national anthem.
‘Colin Kaepernick, as long as you kneel with us, we gonna be standing for you, baby,’ Cardi (born Belcalis Almánzar) said during the 2017 MTV VMAs. ‘That’s right, I said it.’
Super Bowl 50 performer Bruno Mars also has no problem playing the Bud Light show at State Farm Arena with his Finesse collaborator.
A year ago, the 33-year-old R&B belter tweeted at the NFL with suggestions of Atlanta natives like Outkast, T.I., Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, Jeezy, and Jermaine Dupri to headline this year.