AceShowbiz - Colin Kaepernick apparently isn't cool with Travis Scott (II) performing at Super Bowl LIII halftime show, after all. Less than a day after it was reported that both stars reached "mutual respect and understanding" over the issue, Kaepernick's girlfriend was quick to deny it.
Replying to a tweet about the alleged conversation between the athlete and the Houston rapper, activist and radio personality Nessa wrote on the micro-blogging site, "There is NO mutual respect and there is NO understanding for anyone working against Kaepernick PERIOD." She added the hashtag #stoplying on the tweet.
Ebro Darden also denied the report, saying, "Kap did not approve this bulls**t! Get the f**k outta here...," to which Nessa replied, "FACTS @EBRO!!! THEY NEED TO STOP LYING." Hip-hop scholar Left chimed in, "So you're trying to tell ME that Kaepernick, a man that has been Blackballed by the NFL, costing him his career, for protesting against police terrorism, gave the green light to @TrvisXX, a man that insinuated that Mike Brown was at fault in his death, to partner with the NFL?"
So you’re trying to tell ME that Kaepernick, a man that has been Blackballed by the NFL, costing him his career, for protesting against police terrorism, gave the green light to .@TrvisXX, a man that insinuated that Mike Brown was at fault in his death, to partner with the NFL?👌🏾 https://t.co/FQG1q8J58Y— L E F T (@LeftSentThis) January 16, 2019
Confirming that what his girlfriend and friends said was true, Kaepernick retweeted the posts.
It was previously reported that Scott and Kaepernick "had at least one phone conversation before the rapper confirmed his Super Bowl appearance." While the two "did not necessarily agree," they came away with "mutual respect and understanding." According to an insider, the "Sicko Mode" rapper refused to confirm his participation until NFL agreed to donate $500,000 he supposed to receive to Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization that specializes in social justice.
Travis is set to join forces with Maroon 5 and Big Boi for the Super Bowl halftime show which will take place on Sunday, February 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Following the headliner announcement, a petition was made to call on all three acts to take a knee during their set as the "only way" to redeem themselves.