Al Sharpton Blasts Travis Scott For Performing At Super Bowl
Al Sharpton is not happy with Travis Scott.
Earlier in the week, it was reported that the rapper was going to be performing at the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show alongside Maroon 5. Though Scott’s involvement has not been confirmed as of yet, many people have expressed their disappointment in the move and have been encouraging La Flame to bow out of the event.
Al Sharpton echoed these same concerns during a chat with the people over at TMZ, insisting that Scott’s halftime performance would endorse Colin Kaepernick’s unjust treatment by the NFL.
The civil rights activist urged Travis to follow in the footsteps of other entertainers who have chosen to boycott the Super Bowl, including Rihanna and Cardi B–who have both reportedly rejected halftime show offers out of support for Kaepernick.
“I think anyone that goes into the halftime show is in effect directly violating those that want to raise the question that the NFL should come to terms with what they have done and continue to do to Colin Kaepernick and those that protest on criminal justice issues,” Sharpton said. “You can’t tell people to stand for those that take a knee and don’t go to the games and then say ‘but somebody ought to perform there and entertain.’ You’re drawing TV viewers, you’re bringing supporters, and I think that you can’t have it both ways…You can’t fight Jim Crow and then sit in the back of the bus.”
Sharpton isn’t the only one who has publicly expressed their disapproval of Travis’ alleged upcoming performance. Meek Mill has also weighed in on the reported Super Bowl addition, insisting that he likes the rapper but doesn’t understand why he would accept the gig.
Variety also reported that JAY-Z tried to convince Scott to back out of the performance.
Travis Scott has yet to address the reports about him performing at the Super Bowl. The game is set for February 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.