Travis Scott and Big Boi will perform with Maroon 5 at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

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.

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It was rumored last month 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.

The NFL made the official announcement via Twitter of the supporting performers.

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.

Other artists that refused to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl include Rihanna and Jay Z.

Super Bowl LIII will air Feb. 3, 2019 from the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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