Travis Scott and Big Boi make appearances within the minute-long clip launched on Sunday (Jan. 13).
Maroon 5 are moving into sport form. After months of hypothesis with out affirmation, the group lastly introduced their participation within the Super Bowl LIII halftime present on Sunday (Jan. 13) by way of a one-minute promotional video. The clip got here because the NFL lastly broke the information formally as properly, revealing that the group will probably be joined by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi in Atlanta on Feb. three.
While M5 haven't spoken concerning the gig, the video montage set to the strains of a marching band drum line reveals the band backstage limbering up, performing reside and rocking out, ending with glimpses of Scott and ATL native Big Boi.
The reveal got here months after the high-profile performers for the gig are usually introduced, reportedly following a variety of high-profile artists -- together with Rihanna, Adele, JAY-Z and Cardi B -- turning down the chance to carry out on one of many largest levels in music out of solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The controversy round Kaepernick started when the then-San Francisco 49ers QB started kneeling throughout the nationwide anthem in 2016 in protest of racial inequality within the U.S. Kaepernick hasn't performed professionally since March 2017 and he filed a grievance in opposition to the league and its homeowners final fall for conspiring to not rent him.
His protest unfold throughout the NFL and earned a rebuke from Pres. Trump, who railed in opposition to gamers who had been staging a wide range of protests throughout the Anthem. After a variety of different artists reportedly turned down the prospect to carry out with Maroon 5, Scott signed on solely after the NFL agreed to hitch him in donating $500,000 to the "social justice accelerator Dream Corps, based by former Obama administration Special Advisor for Green Jobs Van Jones in 2014.
“I again anybody who takes a stand for what they imagine in," Scott mentioned in a press release. "I do know being an artist that it’s in my energy to encourage. So earlier than confirming the Super Bowl Halftime efficiency, I made positive to accomplice with the NFL on this vital donation. I'm proud to assist Dream Corps and the work they do that can hopefully encourage and promote change."
The 2019 Super Bowl will happen on Sunday, Feb. three at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Maroon 5 had been confirmed to play the halftime present in September, however haven't made a public assertion concerning the gig so far.