The petitioner has asked all halftime acts—including rappers Travis Scott and Atlanta’s Big Boi—to #TakeAKnee during the event.
Scott, who joined the list of 2019 halftime performers after the NFL agreed to donate to a social justice cause, also made a joint donation of $500,000 to charity Dream Corps two weeks ago. The organization, founded by Van Jones, aims to transform the country’s criminal justice system and open doors of opportunity.
Both donations are part of the NFL’s #InspireChange social justice initiative.
Sunday’s Pepsi Halftime Show airs Sunday, February 3 on CBS.
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