Maroon 5 will officially take the stage on Super Bowl Sunday as the headlining act for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show.
The high-profile show will take place this year in Atlanta, where football’s best two teams will go head to head at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Big Boi is an Atlanta native, something many fans were hoping the NFL would consider in picking their talent for this year’s show.
The addition of the Grammy-nominated Scott, meanwhile, was mired in controversy after it was reported that rapper JAY-Z was taking pains to talk Scott out of the performance due to the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
Other stars, like Michael B. Jordan and Rev. Al Sharpton, expressed their disappointment in Scott’s decision to get on board with the show.
Scott said in a statement Sunday that he only agreed to sign on for the gig if the NFL promised to donate $500,000 to a charity of his choice.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” the “Sicko Mode” rapper said. “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation.”
Scott said the money would be going to Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator” founded in 2014 by Van Jones.