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This Year's Super Bowl Music Act Is A Safe, Expected Choice

This Year's Super Bowl Music Act Is A Safe, Expected Choice

Rapper Travis Scott confirmed that he will perform during the Super Bowl's Halftime show with Maroon 5. Big Boi, an Atlanta native, is best known for being a part of the hip-hop rap duo Outkast. At the end of the minute-long clip, the halftime show logo appeared.

Scott came under fire when he and Maroon 5 agreed to perform at the halftime show in light of protests supporting Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement. It's going to be a great event and there's going to be a band. or an artist of some kind performing at halftime. More than 1.1 million people have signed the petition. It stands to reason that the announcement comes late in the football season schedule - Justin Timberlake, who performed at the 2018 Super Bowl, was announced on the preceding October 23; Lady Gaga, the 2017 performer, was announced on the preceding September 29 - because of negotiations dragging out. It will also be between shows for Travis Scott, who is on his Astroworld stadium tour.

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Maroon Five and Big Boi marked the occasion by sharing his excitement via Twitter. 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. Others, including rapper Meek Mill and Al Shaprton, publicly criticized Scott for signing on. And in December, a source told ET that Scott would also be playing the high-profile gig. "I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change".

In response to the criticism, sources told Variety that Scott and the National Football League will donate $500,000 to the non-profit Dream Corps and other initiatives, including Black Lives Matter.