It's official. After rumors for a number of months, Travis Scott has been confirmed to carry out on the 2019 Super Bowl halftime present.
The NFL announced on Sunday (Jan. 13) that the “Sicko Mode” rapper will be a part of pop band Maroon 5 on the occasion, which takes place on Feb. three in Atlanta.
And for these of you hoping that OutKast will reunite and carry out on soccer’s largest night time, effectively, half of your want was granted. Rapper Big Boi has been tapped to carry out on the halftime present as effectively.
Prior to the lineup announcement, Scott requested that the NFL make a joint donation to a company that’s combating for social justice as a requirement for his efficiency, in accordance with Billboard.
Initial information of Scott performing on the 2019 Super Bowl was met with heavy criticism from the hip-hop neighborhood, who’re boycotting the NFL in assist of Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback was seemingly blackballed from the league for his kneeling protests throughout the taking part in of the nationwide anthem in 2016. He hasn’t been picked up by a franchise staff since being a free agent in 2017.
Rev. Al Sharpton has been an outspoken critic of Scott performing on the 2019 Super Bowl. "I believe anybody that goes into the halftime present is in impact instantly violating people who need to elevate the query that the NFL ought to come to phrases with what they’ve carried out and what they proceed to do with Colin Kaepernick and people who protest on legal justice points," he stated.
"You can't inform individuals to face for many who take a knee and don't go to the sport, then say however any person ought to carry out there and entertain," Sharpton added. "I believe you’ll be able to't have it each methods. You can't assist individuals market one thing after which flip round and say you agree with what individuals are protesting."
The Super Bowl LIII will happen on Feb. three on the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.