Travis Scott was added to the small lineup of stars who will perform with headliners Maroon 5 during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 3.
TMZ confirmed Scott will perform during halftime, and there are rumors that Cardi B and Big Boi have agreed to perform. Music producer and reality TV star Jermaine Dupri will head the committee that oversees a concert series at Centennial Olympic Park on Super Bowl weekend.
Maroon 5, Dupri and Scott are receiving heavy backlash on social media from fans who say they are sellouts for performing during sport's biggest event.
Rapper Meek Mill expressed his dismay at Scott's decision. He retweeted a Complex.com tweet announcing Scott's addition to the SB lineup.
"For what????" Meek tweeted in response.
Pop star Rihanna declined an invitation to perform to show her support for ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sued the NFL claiming they blacklisted him for taking a knee during the National Anthem.
Dupri defended his decision to head the committee that oversees the week of music events that lead up to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. He said he was against boycotting the Super Bowl, and artists should "use their platform" to do "more than boycotts."
Dupri stopped short of calling artists hypocrites.
"But it seems really interesting that [in the music industry] so many people will boycott something one year and then the next year they're buddy-buddy with the thing that they boycotted," he said.