Big Boi & The NFL To Donate $100,000 To Atlanta's Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Over a month after Super Bowl LIII, Big Boi is supposedly working with the NFL to donate $100,000 to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. TMZ reports the contribution is similar to Maroon 5's donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Travis Scott's donation to Dream Corps.
Big Boi, Maroon 5, and Travis Scott performed during the SBLIII halftime show in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Bernice King took part in the coin toss. Atlanta-based civil rights leaders Andrew Young and John Lewis were also present on the field for the pre-game ceremony.
Scott faced backlash for his decision to play the Super Bowl. Critics slammed the "Sicko Mode" rapper for not supporting Colin Kaepernick and the boycott against the NFL. However, Big Boi did not get as much denunciation as Travis.
The Masked Singer host Nick Cannon explained, "I call it cultural equity. We not mad at Big Boi for being on the Super Bowl. He's for the people. But for someone like a Travis Scott, he gotta walk more gingerly."
In addition, Soul icon Gladys Knight sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII. Beyoncé's Grammy-nominated protégés Chloe x Halle belted out "America the Beautiful" before the game.