Early on Tuesday (January 15) morning, it was reported that Travis Scott and Big Boi would carry out together with Maroon 5 through the Superbowl Halftime Show. The information was speculated for a while, however it wasn't made official till now. There has been a disconnect between the hip-hop neighborhood and the NFL since Colin Kaepernick misplaced his job primarily primarily based on his well-known on-field protests. His kneeling made headlines and introduced consideration to the nationwide dialog about police brutality. Kaepernick has raised a whole lot of 1000's, if not thousands and thousands, for various charities all over the world, however he misplaced his job in his stance in opposition to oppression for others. Artists corresponding to Rihanna and Jay-Z reportedly turned down the possibility to carry out through the Superbowl Halftime Show this 12 months, so the web was largely unpleased when Travis Scott was introduced as a performer.
According to Variety, Travis Scott had not less than one telephone dialog with Kaepernick earlier than accepting the provide to carry out. When it was introduced that Trav would play the Halftime Show, it was additionally revealed that he and the NFL would donate $500,000 to the non-profit social-justice group Dream Corps. Variety additionally stories that Trav wouldn't settle for the provide to carry out till the cash was secured from the NFL for the donation to Dream Corps first. A supply near La Flame claims that whereas the 2 didn't essentially agree, they left the dialog with mutual respect and understanding.