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Big Boi will join Travis Scott for the Super Bowl performance on Feb 3red with Maroon 5. Many other huge names like, Rihanna, Cardi B and Jay Z turned down the chance to take the main stage in order to honor the efforts of Colin Kaepernick, who is currently being blackballed by the NFL for kneeling for social injustices during the Nation Anthem. Big Boi adding to the show comes as a shock to many since it seemed that the hip hop community was trying to get Travis to quit the performance, not have other hip hop artists join him.
It was recently revealed that Travis Scott agreed to the Halftime show after the NFL agreed to make a joint donation to an organization fighting for social justice. Travis made a $500,000 donation in partnership with the NFL to Dreams Corps.
Travis said in a statement, “I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. “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.”
Fans are of course a little mad at Big Boi, one person tweeting “I respect your hustle but coming from Atlanta, I would expect more from you,” wrote one follower. Big Boi has not yet made a statement.
Written by Clarke Jones