Travis Scott and Big Boi are confirmed to join Maroon 5 to perform for the Super Bowl halftime show. But La Flame only hopped on board under one condition: The NFL donated to a social justice cause.
Scott was confirmed to perform since December, but the donation was required for it to be final. The ASTROWORLD rapper plans to partner with the league to donate half a million to Dream Corps, among other charitable endeavors.
The donation arrives after the Friday launch of the NFL’s “Inspire Change” initiative.
Travis Scott agreeing to participate in the show was controversial due to the Black community’s support of Colin Kaepernick. Meek Mill tweeted that he didn’t understand why the Houston rapper accepted the gig.
Al Sharpton told TMZ, “I think anyone that goes into the halftime show is in effect directly violating those that want to raise the question that the NFL should come to terms with what they have done and continue to do to Colin Kaepernick and those that protest on criminal justice issues.”
A number of artists reportedly turned down the offer in support of Kaepernick including, JAY-Z, Rihanna, and Cardi B.