Reverend Al Sharpton has criticized Travis Scott for his decision to perform with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl in February.
Al Sharpton said that his performance will be an endorsement of the NFL’s treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
In an interview with TMZ Sharpton said, “I think anyone that goes into the halftime show is in effect directly violating those that want to raise the question that the NFL should come to terms with what they have done and continue to do to Colin Kaepernick and those that protest on criminal justice issues.
“You can’t tell people to stand for those that take a knee and don’t go to the games and then say ‘but somebody ought to perform there and entertain,’” he continued. “You’re drawing TV viewers, you’re bringing supporters, and I think that you can’t have it both ways. You can’t help people market something and then turn around and say you agree with the people protesting.”
“I think he should do what a lot of other major artists have done: say ‘I’m not going to participate.’ You can’t fight against Jim Crow and then go sit in the back of the bus.” He concluded.