After it was confirmed that Travis Scott is performing at the NFL Super Bowl halftime show this year alongside Maroon 5 and Big Boi, the conditions he put to the NFL have been revealed and good lord this is such a powerful move.
The only request that Travis Scott put to the NFL in order for him to perform at the seemingly-unbookable Super Bowl half time performance, the league would have to go in with him on a sizeable donation to charities that he supports.
And so it shall be done. Billboard reports that Scott has teamed up with the National Football League to donate $695,000 to non-profit charities including Dream Corps – an initiative that aims to reform the American justice and prison systems, help young people of diverse backgrounds to get access and confidence in the tech sector, build an ‘inclusive green economy’ that will shift $1trillionUSD from the world’s top polluters to lower socio-economic communities, and provide education and support to a movement called the Love Army.
Considering he’s copped plenty of flack for taking on the gig, which essentially shows the support of the NFL’s treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Travis Scott released a statement on his decision to accept the performance slot at the big game in Atlanta on February 3rd, saying that he recognises how big the Super Bowl stage is beyond the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and how much of an influence he currently holds in the music industry.
I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. 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.
According to reports, Travis Scott’s charity efforts alongside the NFL will also extend out to other non-profits and initiatives that he will work with the league to decide upon.