Maroon 5 and Travis Scott thought it’ll be a good idea to partner with the NFL to donate to charities, in response to the backlash mounting against their Super Bowl halftime performances.
On Tuesday, People reported that the pop band, the league, and Interscope Records will make a $500,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
“Playing the Super Bowl has been a dream of our band for a long time,” lead singer Adam Levine said. “We thank the NFL for the opportunity and also to them, along with Interscope Records, for making this donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, which will have a major impact for children across the country.”
Travis Scott previously announced that his donation will go towards the Dream Corp. charity.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said two weeks prior to Maroon 5. “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation.”
— NESSA (@nessnitty) January 16, 2019