Stephen A. Smith Apologizes As He Catches Heat for Recent Rihanna Remark

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By Madison Williams The ESPN analyst said he was excited for this year’s show, but admitted he wishes another artist was performing. ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith is under fire again for something he said on television, but this time it doesn’t have to do with sports. On his Wednesday appearance on the Sherri show, Smith admitted he was excited for Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show this year, but he also wishes a different artist was performing: Beyoncé. “There’s one thing she’s not, she ain’t Beyoncé,” Smith said, met with gasps and boos from the crowd. “The only reason I brought up Beyoncé …

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