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Big Boi & Travis Scott Confirmed As Special Guests For Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) January 13, 2019
Maroon 5 had been confirmed as the main halftime performer back in September and, as Billboard reports, Scott had been a rumored guest but did not confirm his place on the lineup until the NFL agreed to offer a joint donation with him to a social justice organization. Fader adds that a $500,000 total contribution was made to a "social justice accelerator" run by social entrepreneur and activist Van Jones.
Big Boi, an Atlanta native and former member of GRAMMY-winning rap super-duo Outkast, shared his excitement of performing on his home turf at the new Mercedes-Benz stadium. Shortly after the NFL's announcement yesterday he tweeted: "#SBLIII ATL let's get it!" along with a promo video for the show.
You can catch the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, along with the football game, whose teams have yet to be determined, on CBS on Feb. 3.