It’s official … Maroon 5 are headlining Super Bowl LIII, and they’ll be joined by the likes of Travis Scott and Atlanta hip-hop legend Big Boi.
The band announced the news Sunday with a promo video which lists themselves, Trav and Big Boi as performers for the halftime show. The NFL confirmed on their end, saying M5 will take center stage and TS and BB will be featured as guest artists.
The Big Boi announcement didn’t come as a total surprise. We knew organizers were scrambling to snag either him or Cardi B. Looks like they went with a homegrown artist for the big game that’ll be played in ATL this year.
DC Young Fly says he’s down with Maroon 5 and Travis Scott performing at halftime of the Super Bowl … but he still feels the NFL made a huge mistake by passing over Atlanta rappers.
The ‘Wild ‘N Out’ star isn’t going full Jay-Z — trying to talk Travis out of performing — but he supports Colin Kaepernick and thinks the NFL is slapping ATL in the face by snubbing its hip-hop scene … and he warns a TON of people are gonna raise hell when the big game comes to town.
Maroon 5 has just crushed the doubters who said finding another artist for the Super Bowl Halftime Show was impossible … because TMZ has learned they locked down one of the biggest names in music … Travis Scott!!!
Travis will join M5 during the halftime show in Atlanta on February 3. It’s arguably the biggest gig in music, with historical performances over the years.
It’s a monster move … Travis has the hottest tour going, a huge single with Drake and he’s generating big Grammy buzz.
And, if that’s not enough, we’ve learned his plus one will be the mother of his child (and possibly his wife) and one of the biggest and richest celebs on the planet … Kylie Jenner.
Our industry sources tell us Maroon 5 is also in talks with several other artists about possibly joining the show … including Cardi B and Outkast‘sBig Boi.
Travis’ addition is a big win for the NFL and hip-hop fans … you’ll recall, Waka Flocka Flame bashed the League for passing over Atlanta rappers in favor of a mainstream band.
It’ll be interesting to see if Cardi and Big Boi strike deals to perform as well. Big Boi hails from the ATL, and his addition would be huge for the city.
Amy Schumer says her call for performers to boycott the Super Bowl LIII halftime show over the mistreatment of players like Colin Kaepernick is working … saying, “No one is stepping up to perform.”
Back in October, Amy declared she wouldn’t do any Super Bowl commercials this year and strongly suggested it was all because she feels black players like Colin are being punished for trying to stand up against inequality.
Amy had called for Maroon 5 to back out of the halftime show — and while that hasn’t happened, she clearly believes reports that the band is having a hard time finding a special guest to join them during the show because of the controversy surrounding the NFL.
Schumer took to social media Wednesday to speak out against sports reporters who have thrown shade her way over the calls for a boycott … and also to pat herself on the back.
“The snooty lil digs about me in stories about the Super Bowl halftime talent is such a yawn,” Schumer said.
“All out of touch white guys annoyed by me standing up for what I believe is right.”
“I have done 2 Super Bowl commercials in the last couple years and I’m so stupid thinking my opinion would matter right? Well guess what? I may have made a difference. No one is stepping up to perform.”
“Maybe they wouldn’t have anyway. But at least I tried to help out and do what other people are too greedy or afraid to. Would you do that to stand up for people of color?
I may have made an impact. You can write about sports and even be the best at it but what have you done to help the marginalized or under represented?”
“I will continue to do everything I can. Even with all the snide little white sports writer making cutting remarks.”