Controversy has surrounded the halftime show since NFL player Colin Kaepernick said he would not stand for the national anthem in protest of racial discrimination against blacks in the United States two years ago.
Some musicians have reconsidered performing at the Super Bowl as a result, and Rihanna and Jay-Z were among the stars who reportedly said no to performing at halftime show.
The person said Pepsi, which sponsors the halftime show, brought Scott to the NFL, which is in talks with the rapper. Scott, 26, has had an uber-successful year with his latest album “Astroworld,” one of the year’s top releases. It features the No. 1 hit, “Sicko Mode,” and recently earned Scott three Grammy nominations.
Maroon 5 has been rumored to headline the halftime show, though their representatives or the NFL have not officially confirmed the news.
Representatives for Scott and the NFL didn’t immediately return emails seeking comment.
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