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Maroon 5's PJ Morton responds to the Halftime Show performance

Vic Oyedeji
Durham, NC, United States

Jan 19, 2019 — 

Over the past few days, reactions have been mixed when it was announced that Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi confirmed their spot on the Super Bowl halftime stage.

One of Maroon 5's band members, PJ Morton, has responded to the "controversy" in 2 separate interviews w/ the Associated Press and People.com. He admitted that he was "conflicted" about performing, but came to the conclusion that "you can be employed by a corporation and still support the things that are being fought against".

He also said:

"I think there are plenty of people — a lot of the players, to be honest — who support Kap and also do their job for the NFL. I think we’re doing the same thing. We can support being against police brutality against black and brown people and be in support of being able to peacefully protest and still do our jobs".

Finally, when asked if his band will make some sort of statement, he simply said "we'll see"

Well, to PJ Morton and the rest of the Super Bowl halftime performers, this is your ultimate chance to show your solidarity. Take a knee sometime during your performance to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and the NFL's mistreatment of him.

If not, then it shows that your "solidarity" is with the NFL and their policy to silence their players.

Do the right thing.

Click here to tweet directly at PJ Morton, asking his band, Travis Scott and Big Boi to #TakeAKnee in solidarity with Kaepernick.


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