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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Citing solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pop singer Rihanna reportedly “turned down” the Super Bowl halftime show.

Entertainment Tonight confirms that Rihanna was the front-runner, but she decided to pass due to the NFL’s response to players kneeling during the national anthem.

Maroon Five will perform at halftime instead.

You can watch the big game right here on CBS3 on Feb. 3.