Big Boi, Travis Scott to join Maroon 5 in Super Bowl show

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

This confirmation comes after reports that Jay-Z, Cardi B, and Rihanna said no to performing at the Super Bowl as a show of solidarity with former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick.

'I'm still formulating a lot of things, ' Adam said of the band's 2019 plans when asked by Variety.

"Rihanna was the front runner for next year's Super Bowl halftime show", a source told ET in October. "And the rumor is a rumor that everyone seems to be discussing", he said. Maroon 5's appearance will follow Justin Timberlake's unexceptional performance last year and Lady Gaga's standout showcase the year before that. They released their debut album Songs About Jane in 2002 and have gone on to win three Grammy Awards.

Just ahead of the big game, Cardi B and Bruno Mars will be taking the stage, performing at The NFL's official pre-game events. After Scott entered the picture, it was reported that Jay-Z was trying to get Scott to back out as a sign of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who kneeled during the National Anthem during the 2016 season to protest racial injustice and police violence. With the NFL, Scott made a $500,000 donation to Van Jones' Dream Corps. "I know being an artist that it's in my power to inspire. I mean, I haven't seen that much on it besides the headlines and the click-bait and all that good stuff, but hopefully it doesn't work out".

The NFL reportedly had quite a tough time booking acts for the performance, which will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Vanessa Coleman

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