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Travis Scott Only Agreed to Perform at the Super Bowl if the NFL Donated to a Social Justice Charity

Travis Scott Only Agreed to Perform at the Super Bowl if the NFL Donated to a Social Justice Charity

 

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Travis Scott and Big Boi will be on that Super Bowl stage.

Back in December, it was confirmed that Travis Scott would be joining Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl LIII halftime performance in Atlanta next month.

Well, that performance is coming with a price. According to Billboard, Travis only agreed to the performance if the NFL made a joint donation to Dream Corps, a social justice organization founded by Van Jones in 2014.

Scott and the NFL teamed up to give the organization $500,000.

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In a statement, Scott said:

I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in…I know being an artist 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.

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It’s been well documented that artists were reluctant to perform at the Super Bowl, allegedly over the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. And it was reported that JAY-Z was trying to talk Scott out of performing at the Super Bowl. (It should be noted that Van Jones is signed to Roc Nation.)

Travis Scott won’t be the only rapper performing at the Super Bowl. Legendary Atlanta rapper Big Boi will also make an appearance during the halftime show. Big Boi made the announcement on his Instagram page.

 

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Source: Billboard 

 



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