#ImWithKap: Why celebrities boycotted Super Bowl 2019

Cardi B 'stands behind' Colin Kaepernick in refusing Super Bowl show

Cardi B declined offer to perform at Super Bowl halftime with "mixed feelings"

Why? Using the hashtag #ImWithKap, several celebrities took to social media to say they'd be boycotting it in support of former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick.

"I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform". Kaepernick has been unable to find a team willing to sign him since he became enveloped in controversy after kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice.

She told the Associated Press: "My husband, he loves football".

Back in December, numerous outlets reported that Cardi B would not be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in a gesture of solidarity with activist-quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Hostin didn't wait long before sharing her opinion about the game.

"I was a super fan, and have so many friends in the league, but I just can't support a product that has done this".

Pop star Rihanna has come out in support of Colin Kaepernick amid the row over the take-a-knee movement.

While she may have turned down the halftime gig, considered a huge career opportunity for recording artists because of the Super Bowl's annually enormous audience, Cardi B did perform in Atlanta last week at events related to the game.

The message accompanying the image was, "for those of you who thought I was watchin the Super Bowl ... we beefin". While the addition of the rap artists were appreciated, many people could not help but slam the Super Bowl for not including more Black acts, especially considering the Atlanta location.

'It is hard. Certain things I just miss but it's like I just think to myself - her future's going to be so secure, like she's gonna have a Lambo when she's 18, ' she laughed. "America is still an ideal, and we are not going to achieve the dream until we actually get out and do the work", Williams added.

The rapper has recently spoken out on a number of issues, including the recent government shutdown, prompting criticism from some conservatives.

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