Travis Scott Reportedly Spoke To Kaepernick; The QB Co-Signs "Sell Out" Tweets

People around Kap deny he approved La Flame's SBLIII performance.

(AllHipHop News) For months, there have been rumors that Travis Scott would join Maroon 5 as performers at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. The "Sicko Mode" rapper and OutKast's Big Boi were officially announced for the 2019 halftime show earlier this week.

Scott has faced some criticism for taking the gig because activists have called for a boycott of the NFL in support of alleged blackballed quarterback Colin Kaepernick. According to Variety, Scott spoke to Kaepernick before agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl.

The publication reports:

A source close to Scott said that while the two did not necessarily agree, they emerged from the conversation with mutual respect and understanding, with the rapper taking the stance that everyone makes a statement in their own way and he felt that the money going toward Dream Corps, combined with the platform provided by the Super Bowl, will do some good. The source also said that Scott would not confirm his performance until the donation was locked in.

Scott reportedly made a deal with the NFL where the league would make a joint donation of $500,000 to Van Jones' social justice organization Dream Corps. While sources told Variety Travis and Colin came to an "understanding," Kaepernick recently retweeted his girlfriend Nessa Diab's tweet that read, "If you’re with them, then you are definitely not with us."

The Hot 97 radio personality's tweet included a screenshot of the Urban Dictionary definition of "sell out." Kaepernick also retweeted another Twitter user's January 14 tweet that read, "Selling out is a choice."

Colin Kaepernick accused NFL owners of colluding to keep him from being signed to a team after the former San Francisco 49er player helped ignite a silent protest against police brutality during the playing of the National Anthem. Travis Scott's decision to work with the league angered some fans, especially after the Texas-bred artist's 2014 interview with Hot 97 resurfaced with him saying, "I’m kind of angry, so many black people are acting like fake activists."

UPDATE:

Nessa has come out to push back against the Variety article. She tweeted, "There is NO mutual respect and there is NO understanding for anyone working against @Kaepernick7 PERIOD. #stoplying."

Kaepernick retweeted Nessa's message. He also retweeted a tweet from Hot 97's Ebro Darden that read, "Kap did not approve this bullsh*t! Get the f*ck outta here...."

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Sircripalot
Sircripalot

I can just tell neither one of these 2 clowns that left the comments are not black and fuck travis Scott he a bitch he ain't even getting paid to perform

KINGMufasa
KINGMufasa

fake azz kap and his punk azz GF can eat a big boy! if i was Travis im going to get that bag

BigBrain
BigBrain

NFL ain't going nowhere...blacks still love football...70% of NFL is black...let them perform in peace...Kap is rich...MLK and Malcolm x had little money...Kap let's move on