Travis Scott and Big Boi are facing some online backlash now that they’ve officially been announced as Supr Bowl halftime performers, along with Maroon 5.
Upon learning of the rappers’ involvement in the show, fans took to social media to air their grievances. “Big Boi, like Travis Scott, just said f*** Black folks, Kaepernick & the fight against police brutality,” one Twitter user wrote.
“So @BigBoi you want this to be your legacy…selling out your people in the process,” chimed in another.
“Disappointed in @BigBoi & @trvisXX for selling the culture,” another fan added.
According to Variety, Scott only agreed to perform if the NFL agreed to join him in donating to a charity that supports social justice. In partnership with the sports franchise, the “Sicko Mode” rapper reportedly made a generous donation of $500,000 to the non-profit organization Dream Corps, among “other initiatives that he will work with the League on.”
Scott also issued a statement addressing his highly-controversial participation in the coveted event. “I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in, I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire,” he said.
“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.”
As previously reported, the likes of Rihanna, Cardi B and JAY Z allegedly backed out of the halftime performance in solidarity with former NFL player and activist Colin Kapernick.
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