Travis Scott Allegedly Talked to Collin Kaepernick About Super Bowl Half-Time Show
Written by KFAT on January 29, 2019
Maria Therese Agcopra Agcopra – Fourth Estate Contributor
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – RnB star Travis Scott is performing with the band Maroon 5 and Big Boi at the upcoming Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show.
The decision to perform was met with a lot of criticism from people when the Super Bowl was accused of being racist. It started in 2016 when athlete of color, Colin Kaepernick, did not stand when the national anthem was played. Nobody noticed until he explained himself to the media saying that he did not want to stand for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. He said that his stand was bigger than football and that as a result of a lot of deaths and police abuse throughout the country, it would be selfish of him to look the other way.
As a result, the National Football League has banned Kaepernick but the latter became a pop culture phenomenon appearing in ads for brands and inspiring a lot of people like Jay-Z referencing him in a song and Rihanna backing out to perform at the Super Bowl because she stood with Kaepernick’s beliefs.
Scott, who’s the boyfriend of mogul Kylie Jenner and father to Stormi Webster, revealed that he consulted Kaepernick regarding his performance. Hypebeast reports that Kaepernick did not agree with the upcoming performance and Jay-Z allegedly tried talking him out of it. Cardi B was previously booked for the show but refused to perform because of the treatment of Kaepernick.
While reports have been spreading around that Kaepernick assented to the performance based on ‘mutual respect and understanding’, celebrities such as Nessa, Meek Mill and Ebro Darden have been quick to dismiss that it is not true.
Last year, a petition was started to make Maroon 5 cancel their performance for the Super Bowl but was not met with a positive response. The people instead focused on a petition asking them to ‘take the knee’ at their performance.
Scott has struck a deal with the NFL that the latter would donate half a million to social justice charity Dream Corps.
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