Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Maroon 5 to headline 2019 Super Bowl halftime show

Maroon 5 to headline 2019 Super Bowl halftime show

Houston native Travis Scott will perform alongside Maroon 5 during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII halftime show, according to a press release.

Six-time Grammy nominee Travis Scott and six-time Grammy victor Big Boi, the latter of whom calls Atlanta home, will add a hip-hop tinge to Maroon 5's inoffensive pop.

Billboard reported that Scott, who reportedly signed on in December, only agreed to perform if the National Football League made a joint donation to an organization fighting for social justice.

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Multiple reports suggested the band was having a tough time finding guests to perform with them in light of the NFL's treatment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. "I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change".

Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan told Vibe magazine in December he hoped Travis Scott, also rumoured as a performer at the time, wouldn't participate for the same reason.

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A source first confirmed to PEOPLE in September that Maroon 5 would perform at the halftime show, but frontman Adam Levine remained cryptic when asked about their plans in the following months.

Big Boi will be joining Maroon 5 and Travis Scott at the Super bowl.

"I think he should do what a lot of other major artists have done: say 'I'm not going to participate.' You can't fight against Jim Crow and then go sit in the back of the bus", the 64-year-old activist added.

The announcement, which was also shared by CBS Sports, the network broadcasting the event, comes after rumours began circulating late a year ago that Maroon 5 would take the stage.

"I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in", Scott said in a statement obtained by Billboard and Variety.

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