Rihanna was not here for Super Bowl fans on her flight

Hard pass. Rihanna wanted nothing to do with Super Bowl LIII, a fact she made all too clear while on a flight mid-game.

The “We Found Love” singer, 30, shared a video to Instagram Stories on Sunday, February 3, that showed her chewing a piece of gum while looking extremely bored as passengers around her discussed whether they could livestream the game.

“How can we watch the Super Bowl on the flight?” she captioned the clip, followed by a sarcastic, “Me,” in reference to her unamused expression.

The Grammy winner also shared a subsequent video in which she mocked a fellow traveler that sat behind her, writing, “Weirdo” above his head, as well as a photo of Colin Kaepernick on one knee, which she captioned, “For those of you who thought I was watchin the super bowl … we beefin.”

Us Weekly exclusively revealed in October that the Ocean’s 8 actress declined to headline the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show because “she supports Colin Kaepernick.”

“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” a source told Us at the time. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”

Rihanna Unamused at People Trying to Watch the Super Bowl on Her Flight
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The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, 31, sparked controversy in 2016 when he refused to stand for the national anthem in a peaceful protest against racial inequality and police brutality in August 2016. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” the athlete told NFL Media at the time. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”

Though the NFL also released a statement which stated that “Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the national anthem,” Kapernick filed a grievance against the organization and its owners in October 2017, accusing them of collusion and depriving him of “employment rights in retaliation.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Rihanna seen leaving Annabels Halloween Party in Mayfair on October 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by GORC/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Rihanna seen leaving Annabels Halloween Party in Mayfair on October 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by GORC/GC Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03: Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event at Sephora Pitt Street store on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03: Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event at Overseas Passenger Terminal on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03: Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event at Overseas Passenger Terminal on October 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna)
BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Rihanna attends Fenty Beauty's 1-year anniversary at Sephora inside JCPenney on September 14, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty)
BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Rihanna attends Fenty Beauty's 1-year anniversary at Sephora inside JCPenney on September 14, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Rihanna attends Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Diamond Ball)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Rihanna attends Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Diamond Ball)
BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Rihanna poses backstage for the Savage X Fenty Fall/Winter 2018 fashion show during NYFW at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on September 12, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty )
BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Rihanna poses backstage for the Savage X Fenty Fall/Winter 2018 fashion show during NYFW at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on September 12, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty )
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Rihanna attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Rihanna attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: Rihanna attends the Savage X Fenty London pop-up shop in Shoreditch on June 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty)
Rihanna during filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks in London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. Photo credit should read: PA Images on behalf of So TV (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Rihanna arriving at Laylow restaurant on June 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark R. Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Rihanna attends the European Premiere of 'Ocean's 8' at Cineworld Leicester Square on June 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Clara Lionel Foundation Executive Director Justine Lucas (L) and Clara Lionel Foundation Director Fiona Korwin-Pawlowski Ryan (R) join Rihanna as she make an appearance at Stance for the Clara Lionel Foundation on June 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Stance)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Rihanna attends 'Ocean's 8' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on June 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Anne Hathaway and Rihanna attend the 'Ocean's 8' World Premiere After Party on June 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Rihanna launches global lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty at Villain on May 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) India Graham and Rihanna pose during the launch of global lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty at Villain on May 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Recording artist Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Huffington Post)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Rihanna seen out and about in Manhattan on May 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Rihanna touches down at JFK Airport on May 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
THERMAL, CA - APRIL 14: Rihanna attends the FentyXPUMA Drippin event launching the Summer '18 collection at Coachella on April 14, 2018 in Thermal, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for PUMA)
MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 05: Rihanna attends Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event on April 5, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event )
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Rihanna attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Rihanna attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artists Kendrick Lamar (L) and Rihanna, winners of Best Rap/Sung Performance for 'LOYALTY.' pose during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
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Though he has been in discussions with several teams since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2017, including the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks, the athlete has not been signed.

Maroon 5 performed in Rihanna’s stead, withTravis Scott and Big Boi also making appearances. While the group’s frontman, Adam Levine, brushed off backlash ahead of the show, telling Entertainment Tonight that he was “not in the right profession if I can’t handle a bit of controversy,” he addressed his critics on Instagram post-show on Sunday.

“When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote. Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight,” Levine, 39, captioned photos from the event. “We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love.”

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