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February 2, 2019
AP Entertainment Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — Cardi B says she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in support of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

The Grammy-nominated rapper told The Associated Press on Friday that she had “mixed feelings” after she declined to take the stage at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. It was a hard decision, but she felt she needed to support Kaepernick because he “stood up” for minorities.

Cardi B had said she wouldn’t take the Super Bowl stage until Kaepernick gets a job, but she will perform at a downtown concert Saturday.

Cardi B heard the criticism about her taking part in a Super Bowl-related event. But she believes she can perform at those events outside the game without supporting the NFL.