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Billboard can confirm that the “Sicko Mode” rapper will make an appearance during Maroon 5’s set at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, ending weeks of speculation about who would be playing alongside the Adam Levine-fronted rick band.
The move comes as Scott wraps his biggest year yet, with his Astroworld Tour selling out marquee venues like Madison Square Garden in New York and the Forum in Los Angeles, his album Astroworld topping the Billboard 200 chart, and his single “Sicko Mode” with Drake topping the Billboard Hot 100. Earlier this year, Kylie Jenner gave birth to Scott’s daughter Stormi.
Scott’s participation in the Super Bowl ends weeks of speculation about who was going to perform at the marquee event for the NFL, which has drawn criticism because of controversies regarding players kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem and the difficulty Colin Kaepernick has been facing trying to return to the league. The league is still dealing with backlash over Beyonce‘s appearance in the 2016 to perform her song “Formation” which some criticized as being anti-police, while others argued the NFL didn’t do enough to defend the singer. [Read More Billboard News]