Travis Scott’s Super Bowl Halftime Gig Draws Mixed Reactions

Travis Scott (Credit: Deposit Photos)

A decision by Travis Scott to perform at Super Bowl LIII  on Sunday, Feb. 3 is dividing fans.

The mixed reactions poured in after multiple outlets reported Thursday that the Sicko Mode rapper will join Maroon 5 on stage at the halftime show. A few fans expressed excitement about the addition, praising the six-time Grammy nominee’s energetic live performances.

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Some fans expressed disappointment about Scott’s decision due to the National Football League’s alleged mistreatment of African-American players.

“Very disappointed in Travis Scott,” a commenter wrote. “He’s been hanging around Kanye too long and is going to find himself in the sunken place soon.”

“Travis Scott @trvisXX decided to sell out and do the Super Bowl halftime show,” someone else argued. “Yet another example of young black celebrities pissing on the graves of black people who fought and died for civil rights which they have benefited from.”

Rapper Meek Mill also joined the conversation, tweeting: “For what????” In a follow-up post, Meek added: “He don’t need that he on fire already!” He continued: “Stay strong in this sh—t! And don’t get it twisted I f—k wit Travis too!”

In an interview with Rolling Stone published Thursday, Travis Scott praised Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke, a big defender of Colin Kaepernick’s #TakeAKnee movement.

“This guy Beto, he on some sh-t,” he said. “He pulled up on me.”

The dad-of-one also questioned Kanye West’s support of President Donald Trump, stating: “I’ve told him, ‘Man, you got kids looking up to you, feel me?’”

Scott has yet to address his supposed involvement with the NFL.