NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by formally saying Maroon 5, Huge Boi and Travis Scott because the performers at this yr’s Tremendous Bowl halftime present.

Maroon 5 had been the extensively reported halftime present act since September, however the NFL didn’t affirm the band as its headliner till Sunday. The league mentioned Maroon 5 will probably be joined by Huge Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott.

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Usually one of the crucial fiercely sought gigs in music, the Tremendous Bowl halftime present has this yr been the topic of boycott and protest. Quite a few acts have turned down the NFL in help of Colin Kaepernick and different gamers who’ve taken a knee in the course of the nationwide anthem in protest of racial injustice.

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Gerald Griggs, vice chairman of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, has mentioned the NAACP requested performers who’ve signed as much as rethink their participation. Greater than 84,000 have signed an internet petition urging Maroon 5 to withdraw from the Tremendous Bowl “till the league modifications their coverage and help gamers’ constitutional proper to protest.”


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Billboard reported that Scott, who reportedly signed on in December, solely agreed to carry out if the NFL made a joint donation to a corporation combating for social justice. With the NFL, Scott made a $500,000 donation to Van Jones’ Dream Corps.

This yr’s Tremendous Bowl will probably be broadcast from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta by CBS on Feb. 3.

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