Following the announcement that Travis Scott will carry out on the 2019 Super Bowl halftime present, extra particulars have come to gentle as to why the rapper agreed to hit the stage on soccer’s largest night time.
On Sunday (Jan. 13), the “Sicko Mode” artist launched a press release asserting that he has partnered with the NFL to donate $500,000 to the Dream Corps charity, which have been on the forefront of social justice points. The non-profit group, based by Van Jones in 2014, will work with the NFL to deliver further initiatives to the communities they serve. The donation follows the NFL announcement of their “Inspire Change” program which is able to produce applications for legal justice reform and extra.
According to Dream Corps, they discover aspiring leaders who’ve the braveness and dedication to deal with America’s hardest challenges and join them to world-class companions, good digital instruments and nationwide media platforms to assist them succeed.
“I again anybody who takes a stand for what they consider in," Travis Scott mentioned in a press release. "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 associate with the NFL on this vital donation."
"I’m proud to assist Dream Corps and the work they do that may hopefully encourage and promote change,” he concluded.
Initial experiences of Scott performing on the 2019 Super Bowl had been 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 in the course of 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 is amongst many who’ve spoken out towards Scott performing on the 2019 Super Bowl occasion. "You can't inform individuals to face for individuals who take a knee and don't go to the sport, then say however any individual ought to carry out there and entertain," he mentioned. "I feel you possibly can'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."
Several artists, together with Jay-Z, have additionally mentioned that Scott ought to flip down the supply to carry out.
Nevertheless, because it stands now, Travis Scott and OutKast member Big Boi have been tapped to carry out on the 2019 Super Bowl halftime present, which takes place on Feb. three on the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.