Travis Scott and Big Boi are set to join Maroon 5 during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show this year, confirming earlier reports.
According to multiple sources, the rappers have signed on to play despite criticism from public figures that believe artists should boycott the league altogether. In order to counter those arguments, the Super Bowl and Travis Scott are giving back to Dream Corps, what’s known as a “social justice accelerator.”
Sources say that Travis wouldn’t have agreed to perform if it weren’t for the $500,000 donation.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott explains in a statement.
“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.”
Maroon 5 will take the stage with Travis Scott and Big Boi during the big game on Sunday, February 3.