After Maroon 5 was announced as the headlining act, they struggled to find other performers to support them on stage due to the NFL blacklisting Colin Kaepernick for his on-field protests.
The NFL made the official announcement via Twitter of the supporting performers.
— NFL (@NFL) January 13, 2019
Scott agreed to perform at the halftime show in the condition that the NFL partner with him to make a $500,000 donation to the Dream Corps, a company that supports social justice efforts.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believed in,” the “Sicko Mode” rapper said 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.”
Big Boi celebrated the news by sharing a hype video on Twitter.
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) January 13, 2019
Super Bowl LIII will air Feb. 3, 2019 from the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
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