Travis Scott agreed to perform at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show on Feb. 3, but before he did, he reportedly spoke with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.


The two “had at least one phone conversation” before Scott took the gig, Variety’s Jem Aswad reported Tuesday. Although “the two did not necessarily agree, they emerged from the conversation with mutual respect and understanding,” a source close to Scott told Aswad.

Scott’s presence at the show was first reported last month, but not confirmed until he announced he and the NFL would donate $500,000 to Dream Corps, a nonprofit focused on social justice initiatives. 

That was not before Scott received intense criticism on social media and elsewhere, largely because of the NFL’s treatment of Kaepernick.

Rihanna reportedly turned down the gig, and cited Kaepernick’s absence from the league, and Cardi B reportedly did the same. 

Jay-Z tried to convince Travis Scott not to perform, and Scott himself would not until the NFL agreed to donate to Dream Corps, Variety reported, citing sources. 

Neither Scott nor Kaepernick commented on Variety’s report.

This coming out is just more PR for his upcoming performance. 

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