Now, Colin Kaepernick and his girlfriend, Nessa Dias, are sharing their thoughts on the matter, and they aren’t very positive.
Maroon 5 was announced as the headlining act, but they struggled to find other performers to support them on stage due to the NFL blacklisting Colin Kaepernick for his on-field protests.
In December, rumors came out that Scott, Big Boi and Cardi B were all reportedly in talks to perform at football’s biggest event. However, Cardi B turned down the performance in support of Kaepernick.
Alongside the announcement, Scott explained he 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.
Scott and Kaepernick’s (dis)agreement
On Jan. 15, Variety reported Scott and Kaepernick discussed the rapper’s Super Bowl appearance on a phone conversation. That talk led to the Dream Corps deal.
“A source close to Scott said that while the two did not necessarily agree, they emerged from the conversation with mutual respect and understanding,” Variety writes.
However, today (Jan. 16), Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Dias, took to Twitter to deny that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was OK with the show.
“There is NO mutual respect and there is NO understanding for anyone working against @Kaepernick7 PERIOD,” Dias wrote.
— NESSA (@nessnitty) January 16, 2019
Although Kaepernick himself didn’t write anything about the report, he shared Dias’ tweet. He also retweeted another tweet from from Hot 97 host Ebro Darden, who wrote “Kap did not approve this bullsh*t!”
Kap did not approve this bullshit! Get the fuck outta here…. https://t.co/yyMVAXQB3k
— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) January 16, 2019
Super Bowl LIII will air Feb. 3, 2019 from the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.