Robert: Big Boi and Travis Scott to join Maroon 5 at Super Bowl Halftime Show
After months of rumours and speculation, Maroon 5 have their collaborators for this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Travis Scott and and OutKast’s Big Boi have officially signed on to perform alongside Adam Levine and the boys.
— NFL (@NFL) January 13, 2019
Scott’s involvement, however, is on a conditional basis. Reports state that he agreed to perform only if the NFL made a donation to a social justice cause. Scott and the NFL will be making a $500,000 donation to the Dream Corps, an organization founded by Van Jones to support social justice efforts. “I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believed in,” Scott shared in a statement. “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. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”
Scott’s demand, as well as the reason rumoured artists Jay-Z, Rihanna and Cardi B refused offers for the gig, comes after the NFL was heavily criticized for their treatment of activist and quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Super Bowl LIII takes place on Sunday, February 3rd.