“An individual born on the small island of Barbados who became some of the outstanding artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment,” he added.
Rihanna’s move marks a pointy about turn from the singer, who turned down a proposal to headline the show in 2019 to indicate solidarity with the NFL star Colin Kaepernick.
A former starting quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick hasn’t played within the league since 2016 after his decision to kneel throughout the pre-game national anthem helped to launch a world movement against racism.
He later filed a lawsuit against the NFL, alleging that the leagues owner’s were colluding to exile him from the game.
Rihanna said on the time that she would have been an “enabler” if she had accepted the slot.
“I just couldn’t be a sell-out,” she told Vogue magazine. “There’s things inside that organisation that I don’t agree with in any respect, and I used to be not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
Earlier this week, US media reported that Taylor Swift had turned down a proposal to headline the show, selecting as a substitute to proceed re-recording several albums.
Swift announced plans last yr to re-release her first six albums to have complete control over her music. The move followed the 2019 acquisition of her master recordings by music mogul Scooter Braun and his subsequent sale of them to an investment fund.