Will She or Won't She? Cardi B Clarifies Her Stance on Super Bowl Halftime Performance... Again

In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in New York. Cardi B will make her first public appearance as a mom at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, Aug. 20. The rapper, who gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus last month, is up for video of the year with “Finesse,” her collaboration with Bruno Mars. The song’s video, inspired by the 1990s sketch comedy series “In Living Color,” is also nominated for four other honors.
In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in New York. Cardi B will make her first public appearance as a mom at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, Aug. 20. The rapper, who gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus last month, is up for video of the year with “Finesse,” her collaboration with Bruno Mars. The song’s video, inspired by the 1990s sketch comedy series “In Living Color,” is also nominated for four other honors.
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SPOILER WARNING: Issa no for her, dawg.

Unlike Kylie’s suitor, it has long been rumored that Cardi wants no parts of joining pop outfit Maroon 5 on stage for their upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance.

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And by rumored, I mean an assumption drawn from her very public critiques of all things NFL since Colin Kaepernick was banned from the league for spearheading the national anthem protests.

There’s the time she shouted out Kap at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards:

And the time she took to Twitter to shit on the NFL’s owners:

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And the time she spelled out the exact terms required for her to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year.

In response to a TMZ’s inquiry on the subject, her trademark Boogie Down Bronx dialect delivered the obvious: “When they hire Colin Kaepernick back.”

So suffice to say, since Colin Kaepernick is still spending his Sundays water proofing his patio and trimming hedges—even though Maroon 5 and Cardi share a No. 1 hit with “Girls Like You”—she wants no parts of the Super Bowl.

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And because people apparently can’t take a hint, her rep was kind enough to kill the rumors on the “I Like It” rapper’s behalf.

“The rumor circulating that she wants a million dollars and she wants her own set is false. There was never a firm offer to begin with for a performance,” her rep told Page Six. “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 . . .”

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So now that we’ve officially gotten that out the way, Hip-Hop can now resume waiting for Dr. Dre to finally release Detox.

Menace to supremacy. Founder of Extraordinary Ideas and co-host and producer of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Impatiently waiting for ya'll to stop putting sugar in grits.

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DISCUSSION

Love the solidarity! It’s interesting that the predominantly white Super Bowl host committee and NFL employees involved in constructing the entertainment surrounding the Super Bowl in Atlanta, a city known for his hip-hop roots, didn’t select a musical artist representative of the city for half-time. It doesn’t take courage, it’s not brave to have selected Usher, Ludacris, or attempt to bring Outkast together again. It’s a total lack of awareness and lack of effort toward diversity. Interesting that still in Atlanta, their NFL team, the Falcons have either fired or not retained MANY women and men of color in staff positions, and hired white women and men of color in those same positions. Both of these things are happening in a city whose demographic is predominantly African-American. SMH. I thought diversity was good?