Music mogul JAY-Z isn’t ready to see Travis Scott grace the Super Bowl LIII halftime show stage. The hip-hop icon is reportedly pushing for Cactus Jack to reconsider pulling through for the NFL championship game.
According to reports, Young Hov has low-key reached out to Scott about pulling out of his announced set.
Two sources also tell Variety that Jay-Z — who has been highly critical of the NFL over its treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick — is attempting to talk Scott out of performing, although reps either declined comment or could not immediately be reached. (Variety)
Earlier in the day, Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill shared his issues with Trav co-headlining the February game.
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A few hours ago, reports developed about Scott landing the performance slot with rockers Maroon 5.
Travis will join M5 during the halftime show in Atlanta on February 3. It’s arguably the biggest gig in music, with historical performances over the years. It’s a monster move … Travis has the hottest tour going, a huge single with Drake and he’s generating big Grammy buzz. (TMZ)
Recently, reports emerged about R&B diva Rihanna refusing to perform at Super Bowl LIII in support of NFL free agent and Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick.
“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the insider reveals. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.” Kaepernick, who once admitted to having a crush on Rihanna, was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality. (Us Weekly)