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

Maroon 5 led by frontman Adam Levine will headline the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 3

Rapper Travis Scott confirmed that he will perform during the Super Bowl's Halftime show with Maroon 5.

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who is also a host on the NBC musical reality show The Voice, had remained tight-lipped on the rumours of a halftime gig in interviews before the news became official.

Maroon 5's performance will come during a break of their Red Pill Blues tour, before they head off to Australia in late February.

This could be interpreted as a response to the bashlash that the rapper received after reports began surfacing that he was joining the halftime show as the debate surrounding players like Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem continued. Big Boi, an Atlanta native, is best known for being a part of the hip-hop rap duo Outkast. Scott nodded to the criticism he has received in a statement announcing the donation.

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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 chose to move on.

The Sicko Mode rapper says that he only signed on to appear with main stage stars Maroon 5 after the National Football League agreed to donate a thus far undisclosed amount to an organization advocating for social justice, according to Billboard. "I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change".

Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan told Vibe magazine in December he hoped Travis Scott, also rumoured as a performer at the time, wouldn't participate for the same reason. In addition, local artists like Ludacris and Lil Jon will feature prominently at the Bud Light shows held on the weekend of the game.

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