Although the performance serves as a milestone in many performers’ careers, Pink sings a different tune, explaining to Billboard that the gig isn’t as appealing to her now.
“Everybody that does it gets persecuted,” the 40-year-old said.
The outlet said Pink was referring to the controversy surrounding the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback known for taking a knee during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” to protest racial injustice in the U.S.
“I’d probably take a knee and get carried out,” Pink said.
The star also had her own ideas of who should have been offered the show at this year’s big game.