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Travis Scott is receiving a lot of backlash for agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl LIII Pepsi Halftime show alongside Maroon 5 and Big Boi.
The rapper agreed to perform at the event on the condition that the NFL would join him in a joint donation to a charitable cause.
According to people, Scott will make a $500,000 contribution to Dream Corps, a non-profit organization that champions social justice.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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.”
About 75,000 concerned citizens have signed a Change.org petition asking Maroon 5 — and others — to back out of the event to support Colin Kaepernick.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback started the #TakeAKnee movement to protest racial injustices.
“Kaepernick risked his career to take a knee for equality, and the NFL punished him for it,” the petition reads. “Until the league changes their policy and support players’ constitutional right to protest, no artists should agree to work with the NFL. Join me in asking Maroon 5 to drop out of the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show.”
Fans on social media are having mixed emotions.
What do you guy’s think about this situation?