Travis Scott is set to perform with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl in Atlanta.
Jay-Z turned down the Super Bowl in protest of the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. Rihanna followed suit and declined to appear. After the announcement of Scott appearing, Meek Mill joined Jay-Z trying to convince Scott to back out of the performance.
Even Al Sharpton was stopped by TMZ on Friday (Dec. 21) in New York City and he had very pointed views on the topic.
“I think anyone that goes into the halftime show is in effect directly violating those that want to raise the question that the NFL should come to terms with what they have done and what they continue to do with Colin Kaepernick and those who protest on criminal justice issues,” he said.
He added that he doesn’t think the rapper can play both sides on this one. “You can’t tell people to stand for those who take a knee and don’t go to the game, then say but somebody should perform there and entertain,” he said. “You’re drawing TV viewers. You’re bringing supporters and I think you can’t have it both ways. You can’t help people market something and then turn around and say you agree with what people are protesting.”
Scott has not made any public comments on his stance with the performance.