Though Travis Scott has agreed to carry out the Super Bowl LIII halftime present alongside Maroon 5 and Big Boi, Common would love the 26-year-old star to rethink.
When approached by TMZ on Wednesday, Common shared his ideas on Scott’s involvement with the Super Bowl and the NFL as a complete. “I ain’t with supporting -- the NFL don’t actually assist black folks. They’re not likely supporting Kaepernick.”
Colin Kaepernick is a former NFL quarterback who has been with out a staff since 2016, when he began kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem as a protest towards social injustice in America.
“When I say they don’t assist black folks, they not supporting, like, Kaepernick mentioned he was standing up for individuals who have been being shot down -- black and brown folks,” Common continued to the TMZ cameras. “The NFL principally blackballed him. They’ve proven how they really feel about us, for actual. I respect the NFL gamers, however the homeowners, man, they ain’t proven nothing.”
The TMZ cameraman then requested immediately about Scott’s settlement to carry out on the Super Bowl, and Common began his response by making clear: “I like Travis Scott, however I actually don’t need us supporting none of that stuff, and I respect Rihanna -- greater than something, I respect folks like Rihanna who mentioned they ain’t gonna assist that. But, you realize, Travis [is] doing what he gotta do. … I really feel like, man, I want he wouldn’t.”
Before getting into his fitness center, Common’s parting phrases have been, “All I do know is I’m supporting Kaepernick.”
Rihanna is amongst artists who reportedly turned down the chance to carry out throughout Super Bowl halftime, with sources stating that RiRi’s refusal was linked to a disagreement over the NFL’s stance on kneeling and Kaepernick.
As for Scott, the rapper mentioned in an official assertion on Sunday that he wouldn't comply with the Super Bowl till the NFL agreed to make a joint donation with him to an vital trigger. His full assertion reads: “I again anybody who takes a stand for what they consider in. I do know being an artist that it’s in my energy to encourage. So earlier than confirming the Super Bowl Halftime efficiency, I made positive to accomplice with the NFL on this vital donation. I'm proud to assist Dream Corps and the work they do that can hopefully encourage and promote change."
Scott’s donation shouldn't be sufficient for many individuals, as a petition asking Scott, Maroon 5 and Big Boi to take a knee throughout their efficiency has amassed 86,300-plus signatures and counting.
Kaepernick and his girlfriend, Nessa, are actively on Twitter denying aVariety report that the previous quarterback gave Scott his blessing to carry out on the Super Bowl.