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

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The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5 and the rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers for this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

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'I'm still formulating a lot of things, ' Adam said of the band's 2019 plans when asked by Variety. Maroon 5's appearance will follow Justin Timberlake's unexceptional performance last year and Lady Gaga's standout showcase the year before that.

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The band's sixth and most recent studio album, Red Pill Blues, was released in November 2017.

Maroon 5 is a three-time Grammy Award-winning pop group. Critics ranging from celebrities like Amy Schumer to organizations like the NAACP have taken issue with the halftime booking - partially because the big game is taking place in Atlanta, the capital of black music in the USA, but largely because of the NFL's treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has been essentially drummed out of the league for kneeling during the National Anthem (a move many feel is based in racism) - and advocated for musicians to turn down the gig.

Just ahead of the big game, Cardi B and Bruno Mars will be taking the stage, performing at The NFL's official pre-game events. "I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in", he said.

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The "Sicko Mode" rapper, who will kick off the second leg of his "Astroworld: Wish You Were Here" tour on January 25, donated $500,000 in partnership with the National Football League to Dream Corps, a "social justice accelerator" founded by Van Jones in 2014. "I mean, I haven't seen that much on it besides the headlines and the click-bait and all that good stuff, but hopefully it doesn't work out".

Scott is now confirmed for an appearance during Super Bowl LIII to be held Sunday, Feb. 3, at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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