Travis Scott will perform during the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII. The rapper’s deal requires the NFL partner on a $500,000 donation to the Dream Corps, a social justice organization founded by CNN’s Van Jones.
The NFL confirmed on Sunday that both rappers Scott and Big Boi would join headliners Maroon 5 for the highly viewed musical event. Shortly after the announcement, the “SICKO MODE” rapper released a statement about the donation.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said. “I know
The move to make the league commitment to social justice contribution seemed to be aimed at quelling the potential backlash Scott could face. When speculation of the Houston rapper’s performance broke last month, it was initially met with criticism. Several individuals, including Rev. Al Sharpton, Meek Mill
A number of musical acts reportedly turned down the halftime show in support of Kaepernick, including JAY-Z, Rihanna and Cardi B, who is featured on Maroon 5’s chart-topping single “Girls Like You.”
Super Bowl LIII is scheduled for Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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