Billboard News 1/13/19
Travis Scott has signed on to perform during the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII — but only after the NFL agreed to join him in donating to a cause for social justice, Billboard has learned.
The “Sicko Mode” star was confirmed as a special guest set to join Maroon 5 for the halftime show back in December. A source close to the negotiations has now confirmed to Billboard that Scott required the NFL to make a joint donation to an organization fighting for social justice in order for him to move forward with the event.
Scott made a $500,000 donation in partnership with the NFL to “social justice accelerator” Dream Corps, an organization founded by Van Jones in 2014, and will work with the NFL on additional initiatives.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said in a statement. “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. 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.” [Read More Billboard News