HOUSTON (FOX 26) — With just two weeks away from Super Bowl LIII, the buzz at the moment seems to be surrounding the halftime show more so than the actual game. Houston-based rapper Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 and fellow rapper Big Boi on stage, but he didn’t get there without some controversy.
Several acts declined to perform including Rihanna, Adele, Cardi B and Jay Z. The NFL had a difficult time booking performers as many of them are standing in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and now there’s a social media back and forth to whether Kaepernick gave his blessing to Scott.
Reports indicate that Travis Scott wasn’t looking for Kaepernick's approval, but was hoping to get him on board. However, that did not happen and they agreed to disagree.
It should be noted that Travis Scott required the NFL to make a donation of $500,000 to the non-profit organization Dream Corps before he agreed to perform.