The Super Bowl performances each year have always been an interesting mix of, "why is this person performing at the Super Bowl" to "this was an incredibly legendary performance." Unfortunately, the days of legendary performances are far behind us as most artists selected tend to be either disinterested, fabricated or cookie cutter.
This year, the theme was disinterested. Maroon 5 has been ready to go since day one but finding an artist to accompany them has been challenged with most people using Colin Kaepernick as an excuse not to perform with them. Some like Waka Flocka Flame were disappointed with the lack of Atlanta artists or black artists headlining the show.
Finally, their prayers were answered today when young rap artist, Travis Scott agreed to perform with them on stage according to TMZ:
Maroon 5 has just crushed the doubters who said finding another artist for the Super Bowl Halftime Show was impossible ... because TMZ has learned they locked down one of the biggest names in music ... Travis Scott!!!
Travis will join M5 during the halftime show in Atlanta on February 3. It's arguably the biggest gig in music, with historical performances over the years.
Our industry sources tell us Maroon 5 is also in talks with several other artists about possibly joining the show ... including Cardi B and Outkast's Big Boi.