Jenifer Lewis, Rihanna, Cardi B

Jenifer Lewis channeled the late poet Maya Angelou by writing a poetic tribute to pop singer Rihanna and rapper Cardi B for refusing to perform during halftime at the Super Bowl in Atlanta in 2019.

In a video uploaded to her Instagram account, Lewis, 61, congratulated the 2 artists for declining an invitation to perform on one of sports’ biggest platforms: the Super Bowl.

“My sincere congratulations to Rihanna and Cardi B for refusing to perform at halftime,” Lewis began.

Then she recited her original composition, entitled “That’s Enough”.

I posted the poem below for those of you who are at work and can’t view the video.

    That’s Enough
    By Jenifer Lewis

    Everybody check your Soul at the Super Bowl
    That’s enough
    Take away their fun before they shoot your son
    That’s enough
    Our ancestors kneeled in the cotton fields
    That’s enough!

    Whites, Blacks, Jews, we’ve gotta refuse
    That’s enough
    Get a backbone before a bullet comes down
    on the back of your own
    That’s enough

    Before another hate crime
    Be the gladiators of our time
    You’re the gladiators of our time
    You wanna standing ovation?
    Take a knee for the next generation