The Houston rapper received pushback from peers including Meek Mill and Jay-Z when his name was first attached to perform with Maroon 5. But Scott negotiated with the NFL to support the organization founded by Van Jones in 2014.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change,” Scott said in a statement.