Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Travis Scott Told NFL He'd Play Super Bowl Under One Condition

Travis Scott Told NFL He'd Play Super Bowl Under One Condition

The NFL announced Sunday that musical acts Maroon 5, Travis Scott and rapper Big Boi will take the stage during this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

Maroon 5 now has two artists of color performing with them at the Super Bowl - one of them, Big Boi, an Atlanta native.

At the urging of JAY-Z, Scott himself almost dropped out of the festivities, but agreed to move forward after the National Football League made a substantial donation to social justice initiatives.

The last time CBS hosted the game - Super Bowl 50 from Santa Clara, California, in February 2016 - the performers were Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Coldplay.

Check out the entire announcement video below... Travis Scott was also officially announced as a guest performer.

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. "Join me in asking Maroon 5 to drop out of the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show". "I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change".

Travis' participation has sparked controversy following the NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick. So if Travis wanted to be on that show and not look bad, he had so something, hence this social justice cause massive donation he got out of the NFL.

Maroon Five and Big Boi marked the occasion by sharing his excitement via Twitter.

In other news, EA Sports typically releases a "Super Bowl" edition of the latest Madden game at a lower price and with some extras packed in, so keep checking back with GameSpot for more.

The annual Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most high-profile entertainment events in the United States, drawing tens of millions of television viewers. I don't want this to be another Coldplay tiresome moment.

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