Travis Scott Agrees To Super Bowl Performance For Charitable Donation From NFL
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(AllHipHop News) After months of speculation, Travis Scott was officially announced as one of the halftime performers at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Several acts reportedly refused to take part in this year's mid-game concert as a way to stand with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's collusion lawsuit against the league.
According to Billboard, Scott required the NFL to make a joint donation to the social justice organization Dream Corps in order for him to perform at the Super Bowl. The charitable contribution was said to be $500,000.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in," said Scott. "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."
Dream Corps was co-founded by criminal justice reform activist Van Jones. The CNN host is managed by Jay-Z's Roc Nation. Jay supposedly turned down the chance to be the halftime performer at Super Bowl LII and was critical of Scott taking the gig at the 2019 game.