Travis Scott agreed to perform at Super Bowl on condition that NFL donated to a social justice cause
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Rapper Travis Scott agreed to perform in the Super Bowl halftime show this year after the NFL made a charitable donation to a social justice charity.

Billboard reported Sunday that Scott and the NFL made a $500,000 donation to The Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator” founded and led by CNN’s Van Jones.

According to its website, Dream Corps supports innovators working on criminal justice reform and expanding opportunities for diversity in tech, environmental issues, education and other sectors.


The Grammy-nominated Scott said in a statement to Billboard that he is “proud” to support Dream Corps, and that he supports “anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in.”

"I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire,” he added. “So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation.”

Other prominent artists, including Rihanna and Cardi B, reportedly turned down offers to perform at the Super Bowl, in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who is now a free agent.

Kaepernick maintains he was frozen out of the league after starting the protest movement to kneel during the national anthem in order to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality.

Kaepernick became a frequent target of President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE, who repeatedly urged the NFL to fire players who participated in the protests.

Scott will join Maroon 5 and Big Boi at the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII, which will take place in Atlanta on Feb. 3.