The Only Reason Travis Scott Is Doing the Super Bowl Halftime Show

It is no secret that Maroon 5 had a tough time discovering different acts to hitch them throughout subsequent month’s Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in Atlanta. Pink, Rihanna and extra reportedly handed on the gig in protest of the NFL fining gamers for kneeling throughout the Nationwide Anthem, which quarterback Colin Kaepernick began doing whereas nonetheless a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

Yesterday, Maroon 5 lastly confirmed it should headline the present and shall be joined by rappers Massive Boi and Travis Scott. The latter musician, a six-time Grammy nominee, agreed to take the stage underneath one situation: The NFL would make a $500,000 donation to his charity of alternative. “I again anybody who takes a stand for what they consider in. I do know being an artist that it is in my energy to encourage. So earlier than confirming the Super Bowl Halftime efficiency, I made positive to associate with the NFL on this necessary donation,” the rapper stated in an announcement. “I’m proud to help Dream Corps. and the work they do that may hopefully encourage and promote change.”

Dream Corps., based by CNN’s Van Jones in 2014, has a broad mission “to encourage motion, serve justice and enhance folks’s lives.” Jones applauded Scott’s choice Sunday, telling his Twitter followers, “That is nice information! Welcome, @trvsXX. Glad to have you ever with us, brother!”

Comedienne Amy Schumer, one in all the extra vocal critics who repeatedly requested Maroon 5 to step down, has not commented on both rappers’ involvement in the upcoming Halftime Show.

Adam Levine, who fronts Maroon 5, has not commented on the NFL’s donation to Dream Corps. In November, he informed Selection he was “nonetheless formulating lots of issues” surrounding the present. His band, which has bought over 53 million albums and 48 million singles, is taking a tiny break from its worldwide Crimson Capsule Blues Tour, which can resume Feb. 19 in Brisbane, Australia.

Super Bowl LIII will air Feb. three on CBS.

February shall be a giant month for Scott, who’s nominated for 3 Grammy awards.

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