Al Sharpton Says Travis Scott's Super Bowl Show "Violates" Civil Rights Protests
(AllHipHop News) The pressure for Travis Scott to ditch his high-profile halftime show during the Super Bowl is growing.
Jay-Z, Meek Mill, and others are among the chorus of voices begging Travis to reconsider his slot performing alongside The Maroon 5.
Now the Reverend Al Sharpton is blasting Travis Scott for patronizing the NFL, after their treatment of Colin Kaepernick over his "Take A Knee" national anthem protest which caused an uproar for the league.
"I think that anyone goes into the halftime show is in effect directly violating those that want to raise the question that the NFL should come to terms with what they have done and continue to do Colin Kaepernick and those that protest on criminal justice issues," Rev. Al said.
The NFL has been having a difficult time booking an act to perform during the Super Bowl half-time show with Maroon 5
Mary J. Blige and Rihanna have turned down offers and even rivals Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj seem to agree the Super Bowl half-time show is no longer the career-making performance it used to be since the controversy started.
Rev. Al said even if Travis Scott tried to use the platform to send a message it would be pointless.
"Your drawing TV viewers, bringing supporters and I think you can't have it both ways...I think he should do what a lot of other major performers have done," Rev. Al said. "Say I'm not gonna participate. You can't fight against Jim Crow and then go sit in the back of the bus."