After series of rejections the Super Bowl faced from A-list acts in music to perform during its halftime this year, the national championship game finally has its three-man musical performers lined up for the February 3 show by the names, Travis Scott, Maroon 5 and Big Boi.
Late last year, after confirmation of Maroon 5’s performance in September for the 2019 Super Bowl, it became a difficulty to add up to the number of performers following rejections by big names like Jay -Z, Rihanna and Cardi B all ruling out on the gig to perform during the halftime of the game show; pledging their solidarity to the Colin Kaepernick, who sparked the #TakeAKnee movement by kneeling or sitting during the national anthem recitation to protest racial injustice and police brutality, for which he was effectively banned from the league.
Travis was then rumored to join Maroon 5 perform in December last year, which was backed with caution from fellow artists, mostly black rappers not to give in to the attempt of performing. To clear the air of his reasons to perform despite other reactions, Scott has explained himself by announcing his partnership deal with the NFL to donate $500,000 of his Super Bowl payment to a charity of his choice. He said in a statement, “I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. I know being an artiste that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”
The annual championship game will take place on Sunday, February 3 and will air live on CBS.