Artists including Rihanna, Adele, Jay-Z, Pink and Cardi B all reportedly turned down the spot, citing the Kaepernick situation.
Some members of the public, as well as various artists, encouraged musicians to refuse requests to perform at the show as a way to condemn the NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and activist. "So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the National Football League on this important donation", Scott, 26, said in a statement.
US President Donald Trump made the kneeling protest a major issue, calling anyone who did it a "son of a bitch" and saying they should be fired.
Thousands signed petition urging the three-time Grammy award victor Maroon 5 to not perform this year in solidarity with Kaepernick.
Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi to perform at Super Bowl 2019
The pop band posted a one-minute video on Twitter with the caption #SBLIII.
"I'll be watching. Thanks for not succumbing to the pressure not to play", one person wrote. It also featured images of Scott and Big Boi. "Don't put your career before your self-respect". Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL in October of 2018, alleging that NFL team owners colluded to keep him out of the league because of his protests.
Travis Scott hasn't mentioned his appearance on his social media channels yet.
In December, Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium - host of Super Bowl LIII - tweeted an acknowledgement of the petition, utilizing a GIF from Season 2 episode "Band Geeks", which sees SpongeBob and friends perform a crowd-pleasing showstopper during Bikini Bottom's Bubble Bowl.
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Pompeo confident of good outcome for Turkey and Kurds Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting opposition groups and terrorist organizations. Pompeo's remarks follow tensions between the U.S. and Turkey over the fate of Washington's allies in the fight against ISIS.
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Far outside our Milky Way galaxy , something is causing repeating short bursts of radio waves to be released into space . The findings were presented during a meeting held by the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Wash., on Thursday.
James Kuffel, the township's lone constable, said he knows nearly everyone in the area but has never encountered the Pattersons. Kasinskas said she taught Patterson science in middle school, but added: "I don't really remember a ton about him".
Pep Guardiola conceded Manchester City face a hard task beating Barcelona and Real Madrid when it comes to transfers. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss added: "Specifically with Fernandinho's role, it's so hard to find".
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures rose $2.58 to settle at $52.36 a barrel, a 5.2 percent gain. The pan-European STOXX 600 benchmark closed up 0.53 percent, its highest close in almost four weeks.
That would be taking special treatment to a new level, but MLB thinks that highly of Murray and wants him in baseball. Whatever sport he chooses, Murray, 21, will need to begin training for it sooner than later.
White House sought military strike against Iran
National Security Adviser John Bolton, and it is unknown if Bolton had conversed with the President prior to making the request. The decision was prompted by three mortars being fired into a diplomatic quarter in Baghdad in September, the newspaper said.
Kuchar overcomes slow start to win Sony Open
Andrew Putnam took the lead over Kuchar as the two began their third round as the one-time PGA Tour victor impressed. Keith Mitchell and Chez Reavie share third place at 14-under.
Kuchar leads Sony Open by two shots
Main storyline heading into Sunday: Since 2011, five players have opened a PGA Tour event with consecutive rounds of 63 or better. Five-time PGA Tour victor Hideki Matsuyama is 10 shots off the lead, tied for 35th, after also shooting a 3-under 67.
Legend Murray can be proud of achievements, says Federer
British tennis superstar Andy Murray will retire as one of the sport's highest-earning players in history in terms of prize money. Amid the excited buzz of the season's first Grand Slam for the world's top players, there's also a weight of expectation.
Rams turn to running game
The Rams will be in the conference championship game for the first time since the 2001 season when they beat the Eagles. LeBron James is taking some heat for what he was spotted doing after Saturday's Cowboys-Rams game.