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Big Boi To Join Travi$ Scott & Maroon 5 During Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show
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It looks like Atlanta will be getting some shine during the NFL's Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show after all!
Maroon 5 released a video yesterday (Jan. 13), in which they announced that Travi$ Scott and Big Boi will also join the band on the big stage.
— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) January 13, 2019
Scott has been receiving backlash for his decision to perform during the big game although Colin Kaepernick has yet to be signed by a team for his decision to kneel during the nation anthem while other inferior quarterbacks were signed throughout the season.
The rapper reportedly demanded a $500,000 donation to Van Jones' organization Dream Corps, as well as work with the NFL on other social justice initiatives before he ageed to perform. He also made a statement on his decision according to Billboard.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in," Scott said. "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."
Big Boi also celebrated the announcement with a tweet of his own.
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) January 13, 2019