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Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi to Perform at Super Bowl

Maroon 5 whose participation had been speculated for months had been lobbied to pull out. An online petition Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi to Perform at Super Bowl
Shannon Reynolds | 14 January, 2019, 05:47

Houston native Travis Scott will perform alongside Maroon 5 during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII halftime show, according to a press release.

Grammy-nominated rapper Scott only agreed to perform during this year's halftime show if the National Football League made a donation to a social justice charity, Billboard reported.

Six-time Grammy nominee Travis Scott and six-time Grammy victor Big Boi, the latter of whom calls Atlanta home, will add a hip-hop tinge to Maroon 5's inoffensive pop. Kaepernick made headlines when he kneeled during the National Anthem in protest of the racial inequality in the United States, and he hasn't played professionally since 2017.

The announcement, which was also shared by CBS Sports, the network broadcasting the event, comes after rumours began circulating late past year that Maroon 5 would take the stage.

Other artists reportedly turned down the halftime show in support of Kaepernick.

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The Super Bowl tends to draw the biggest (and least controversial) names in pop, so enlisting Maroon 5, which has earned 14 top 10 hits on the Billboard 100 and sold more than 50 million albums, makes sense for the most-watched show of the year.

Just ahead of the big game, Cardi B and Bruno Mars will be taking the stage, performing at The NFL's official pre-game events. With the NFL, Scott made a $500,000 donation to Van Jones' Dream Corps. "I know being an artist that it's in my power to inspire".

Timberlake was eventually forgiven - though not Jackson, who reportedly drew the ire of former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves - and was the headliner past year from Minneapolis.

Despite the agreement, Scott's performance was received with its fair share of negativity, including from Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan, who told TMZ that his performance goes against what the rapper stands for.

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