Big Boi, Travis Scott to join Ma­roon 5 in Su­per Bowl show

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NEW YORK — TheNFLon Sun­day ended months of uncer­tainty by of­fi­cially an­nounc­ing Ma­roon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the per­form­ers at this year’s Su­per Bowl half­time show.

Ma­roon 5 had been the widely re­ported half­time show act since Septem­ber, but the NFL didn’t con­firm the band as its head­liner un­til Sun­day. The league said Ma­roon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the At­lanta-based rap­per from Outkast, and Scott.

Typ­i­cally one of the most fiercely sought gigs in mu­sic, the Su­per Bowl half­time show has this year been the sub­ject of boy­cott and protest. Nu­mer­ous acts have turned down the NFL in sup­port of Colin Kaeper­nick and other play­ers who have taken a knee dur­ing the na­tional an­them in protest of racial in­jus­tice.

Ger­ald Griggs, vice pres­i­dent of the At­lanta chap­ter of the NAACP, has said the NAACP asked per­form­ers who have signed up to re­con­sider their par­tic­i­pa­tion. More than 84,000 have signed an on­line pe­ti­tion urg­ing Ma­roon 5 to with­draw from the Su­per Bowl “un­til the league changes their pol­icy and sup­port play­ers’ con­sti­tu­tional right to protest.”

Bill­board re­ported that Scott, who re­port­edly signed on in De­cem­ber, only agreed to per­form if the NFL made a joint do­na­tion to an or­ga­ni­za­tion fight­ing for social jus­tice. With the NFL, Scott made a $500,000 do­na­tion to Van Jones’ Dream Corps.

/ AP file-Sil­via Izquierdo

Adam Levine of Ma­roon 5 per­forms at the Rock in Rio mu­sic fes­ti­val in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Big Boi and Travis Scott will join Ma­roon 5 in this year’s Su­per Bowl half­time show.

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