Colin Kaepernick Denies Giving Travis Scott Approval For Performing At Super Bowl Halftime Show

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 10:  Colin Kaepernick (L) and Nessa attend Summer Jam 2018 at MetLife Stadium on June 10, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Colin Kaepernick Denies Giving Travis Scott Approval For Performing At Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Nike ambassador retweeted Nessa and Ebro, who both said he does not support the rapper's choice.

Published January 16th

Colin Kaepernick is shutting down claims that rapper Travis Scott received approval from the former 49ers player to perform at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show alongside Maroon 5.

Back in December, reports revealed Travis Scott signed on to perform at the Atlanta show, which resulted in much backlash from various celebrities. Many artists, actors, and musicians have vowed to boycott the NFL over the league’s treatment of Kaepernick, who alleged he was blackballed by every team in the league for protesting police brutality.

In a statement released earlier this week, Scott said he agreed to perform at the show only if the NFL agreed to partner with the rapper and make a $500,000 donation to the social justice-advocacy organization Dream Corps.

“I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change,” Scott wrote in the statement.

After the statement was released, Variety published a report alleging that Scott had a conversation with Kaepernick about the halftime show. The report said that although the two did not agree, they “emerged from the conversation with mutual respect and understanding.”

Kaepernick, who is currently suing the NFL, gave his opinion on the reports by retweeting his girlfriend, radio personality Nessa, who wrote, “There is NO mutual respect and there is NO understanding for anyone working against Kaepernick PERIOD. #stoplying”.

He also retweeted Hot 97’s Ebro Darden, who tweeted, “Kap did not approve this bullshit! Get the f—k outta here....”

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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