Maroon 5 & Travis Scott Officially Confirmed as Super Bowl 2019 Headliners

It’s official Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

It’s official Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

It's official: As Variety reported back in September, Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in Atlanta on February 3, and the group will be joined by rapper Travis Scott and former Outkast member Big Boi.

It's one of the biggest gigs in the world - more than 100 million people watched Justin Timberlake's 2018 show.

Maroon 5, whose participation had been speculated for months, had been lobbied to pull out.

There's been calls for them to pull out because of the NFL's stance over some players refusing to stand when the United States national anthem is played.

Other artists reportedly turned down the halftime show in support of Kaepernick.

The controversy with Kaepernick first began in 2016 when the quarterback knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality and police brutality in the United States.

These actions angered President Donald Trump who has called for players who "disrespect" the USA flag to be sacked.

"The Athletic polled 85 defensive players from 25 different National Football League teams, and 95 percent of them said they feel Kaepernick belongs on an National Football League squad", the report said.

The gig marks Scott's most high-profile performance to date, capping off an incredible year that saw him get a No. 1 album with Astroworld, multiple radio hits like "Sicko Mode" and a tour that had superstars like Beyonce, JAY-Z, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West in attendance.

The pop band posted a one-minute video on Twitter with the caption #SBLIII. It also featured images of Scott and Big Boi.

"Don't be their token". Until the league changes their policy and supports players' constitutional right to protest, no artists should agree to work with the NFL.

Travis Scott hasn't mentioned his appearance on his social media channels yet.

AL SHARPTON BLASTS TRAVIS SCOTT FOR SIGNING ON TO PERFORM AT SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW "I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in".

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