Travis Scott agreed to perform at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show on the situation that the NFL will be part of him in making a charitable donation to a company preventing for social justice, the rapper revealed in a press release. In partnership with the NFL, Scott is donating a $500,000 donation to the Dream Corps—a Van Jones-founded group that backs social justice efforts.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott mentioned in a press release. “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.”
Scott was beforehand introduced as a performer alongside Maroon 5. A report from Variety, revealed shortly after the announcement that Scott can be performing, claimed that JAY-Z was reportedly attempting to persuade Travis to not carry out in the course of the halftime program. JAY-Z has been vocal about his assist of former quarterback and political activist Colin Kaepernick, and beforehand referenced turning down the Super Bowl on his track “Apeshit.” This yr’s Super Bowl takes place on February 3.