This week, it was announced Travis Scott will perform with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl.This all after Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Usher and Rihanna all reportedly declined. Now the rapper is getting tons of backlash and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton is reacting.
While talking to TMZ, Sharpton said, I think that anyone who goes into the Halftime Show is in effect is directly violating those that want to raise the question that the NFL should come to terms with what they have done and continue to do to Colin Kaepernick and those that protest on criminal justice issues.”
He also said, “He should do what a lot of other major artist have done and say, ‘I can’t participate.’ You can’t fight Jim Crow and then sit in the back of the bus.”
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Jay Z is reportedly trying to talk to Scott about not performing, according to Variety.com. Even Maroon 5 has been asked to not perform via a Change.org petition, which has more than 75,000 signatures.
The NFL has banned Colin Kaepernick from playing in the pro football league simply because he peacefully exercised his constitutional right to protest. In addition, we can never forget how the rich white men at the Super Bowl and CBS, including ex-CBS honcho Les Moonves, attempted to destroy Janet Jackson’s career over a wardrobe malfunction in 2004. However, this probably aren’t factors for Scott, he is busy soaking up that Calabasas air with the Kardashians and Kanye West.