SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta, The Associated Press has learned.
A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak about the topic publicly, told The AP that Scott is close to signing on to perform at Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The person confirmed that Scott will headline Pepsi’s pre-Super Bowl concert on Feb. 1 in Atlanta, two days before the Super Bowl.
Maroon 5 has been rumored to headline the halftime show, though their representatives or the NFL have not officially confirmed the news.
SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW - CONTROVERSY
NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy has surrounded the halftime show since NFL player Colin Kaepernick said he would not stand for the national anthem in protest of racial discrimination against blacks in the United States two years ago.
The uproar over the protest prompted constant criticism of players by President Donald Trump and his administration. Some fans have said they wouldn’t watch games because of the silent demonstrations. And the NFL itself drew fire over the way it tried to rein-in the protests during the offseason.
As a result of all of this, some musicians have reconsidered performing at the Super Bowl. Rihanna and Jay-Z were among the stars who reportedly said no to performing at halftime show.