The NFL has struggled to fill its Tremendous Bowl LIII halftime present lineup, however it reportedly has landed one of many hottest acts round. Travis Scott has signed on — unofficially, after all — to carry out with headliner Maroon 5, in keeping with Billboard. The Tremendous Bowl LIII shall be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb 3.
Scott’s look will put an exclamation level on a really profitable yr through which his album “Astroworld” shot as much as No. 1. His single “Sicko Mode” with Drake additionally topped the charts, and Scott’s live performance tour bought out in such high-profile venues as New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard in New York and Los Angeles’ Discussion board. (Click on right here for our overview of his live performance at Oracle Enviornment in Oakland.)
And, oh yeah, Scott and girlfriend Kylie Jenner turned dad and mom in February with the arrival of daughter Stormi.
The Tremendous Bowl halftime was as soon as a coveted gig, however the controversy surrounding the on-field protests of ex-NFL participant Colin Kaepernick and others appears to have made performers cautious of associating themselves with the NFL.
Maroon 5, which has been broadly reported as this yr’s headliner though the NFL hasn’t made it official, has been urged to withdraw from the present. 1000’s have signed a Change.org petition urging the band to point out its assist for Kaepernick, who as San Francisco 49ers quarterback kneeled in the course of the nationwide anthem in protest of police brutality in opposition to African-Individuals.
Different gamers adopted his lead, and Kaepernick hasn’t been capable of finding a job within the league since changing into a free agent in 2017. Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit charging that NFL proprietor colluded in maintaining him out of the league due to his political stance.
Billboard stories that variety of high-profile artists — Adele, Jay-Z and Rihanna — turned down the NFL’s request to play this season’s halftime present, which makes the addition of Scott a fair larger coup.
Maroon 5 reportedly additionally reached out to different artists to seem alongside the band, however with out success. Cardi B would have been the right match since she guested on Maroon 5’s single “Women Like You,” however she had said earlier this yr that she backed Kaepernick and had little interest in the gig.
One other act floated as doable visitor act was Atlanta hip-hop legends OutKast.