When Jay-Z heard Travis Scott agreed to perform at the Super Bowl 🏈, he had a few choice words for the young artist.
Celebrities like Rihanna and Cardi B rejected offers to perform the Super Bowl Halftime Show to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality. Travis Scott is slated to perform, and Jay-Z is reportedly trying to convince him not to.Jay-Z has openly supported Colin Kaepernick's choice to kneel for the national anthem during NFL games to protest police brutality. He, too, turned down an opportunity to perform at last year’s halftime show. It doesn’t seem like Travis Scott will budge.A 2014 interview exposed the rapper’s views on police brutality, specifically the case of Mike Brown, which spurred the Ferguson Uprising:
“I’m kind of angry. So many Black people are acting like fake activists. I’m not saying [Mike Brown] deserved to get killed. But I’m not saying that he didn’t deserve to pay for consequences he probably inflicted.”
But Travis isn’t the only one working with the NFL for the Halftime Show. Jermaine Dupri will produce a series of concerts for the Super Bowl titled “Welcome to Atlanta.”He said he will not boycott the game or any of its festivities because he feels “it won’t help Black folks in any way.”He said he will not boycott the game or any of its festivities because he feels “it won’t help Black folks in any way.”It’s wonderful to see our entertainers band together to take a stand, but disappointing to see those who only look out for their own interests and throw us under the bus.
It should be a lesson that Black celebrities who go out of their way to speak badly about our community should not receive our support. LETS MAKE THIS A DISCUSSION Comment, Email or Call-in your responses.
*Source: Push Black