Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Super Bowl: Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott to perform

Super Bowl: Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott to perform

The NFL officially announced Maroon 5 as the act that will be headlining the halftime show performance at the 2019 Super Bowl, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3rd. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL in October of 2018, alleging that NFL team owners colluded to keep him out of the league because of his protests.

A growing list of black performers have reportedly refused to join the Super Bowl half time show because of what they feel is the shoddy treatment the league has perpetrated against former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. More than 84,000 have signed an online petition urging Maroon 5 to withdraw from the Super Bowl "until the league changes their policy and support players' constitutional right to protest".

They had to make a generous donation to a social justice cause of Travis's choosing.

"I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in", he said.

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"I think he should do what a lot of other major artists have done: say 'I'm not going to participate.' You can't fight against Jim Crow and then go sit in the back of the bus", the 64-year-old activist added.

Maroon 5 is a three-time Grammy Award-winning pop group. "I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change", Scott said in a statement. Scott is a Grammy-nominated artist whose third full-length album, ASTROWORLD, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Past Super Bowl performers have included Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and Michael Jackson.

A second source involved in the conversations also told ET that the NFL actually approached both Rihanna and Pink - who sang the National Anthem ahead of Super Bowl LII back in February - to perform at halftime early on, but because the negotiations took so long, both women made a decision to move on.

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