Rapper and Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy Travis Scott will join L.A. band Maroon 5 for the upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show in February, according to TMZ.
Travis will join M5 during the halftime show in Atlanta on February 3. It’s arguably the biggest gig in music, with historical performances over the years.
It’s a monster move … Travis has the hottest tour going, a huge single with Drake and he’s generating big Grammy buzz.–TMZ
Travis evidently got the nod after a number of other stars took a pass, including singer Rihanna. Those stars said hell to the no over the fact that now-veteran quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who led the San Franciso 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance in 2012, still hasn’t been signed to any NFL team. Kaepernick has become a civil rights icon for speaking out about mistreatment of African-Americans in U.S. society, and for taking a knee during the NFL pre-game playing of the national anthem.
The Big Game also drew controversy due to no Atlanta-based acts reportedly being invited as headlining or featured performers; the Super Bowl will be hosted in Atlanta, which is unarguably the capital of Black music, and home to a number of major artists including Usher, Young Jeezy, and T.I., who has said he has boycotted the NFL over Kaepernick not landing a throwing gig as well.
According to TMZ, however, the NFL is in talks with Big Boi, half of the iconic Atlanta duo Outkast, to back up Maroon 5.
Meanwhile, in other Travis Scott news, he recently said he and Kylie would marry soon. The two share an infant daughter that Scott said was conceived 3 weeks after he and Jenner met.
Evidently, Scott believes he needs to get his bread up in order to become Kylie’s hubby.
“We’ll get married soon. I just gotta sturdy up — I gotta propose in a fire way.”