Back in November, a Change.org petition demanding Maroon 5 to step down from their scheduled performance at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show garnered nearly 85,000 signatures. However, the band is officially playing at the Feb. 3 football game, and Travis Scott and Big Boi were both added to the bill. In response, the petition updated its goal: for the three performers to take a knee during their set.
According to reports, Rihanna declined her own offer to perform, as she decided to support Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee instead of standing during the National Anthem. The movement acted as a symbol of protest against racial injustice in America. The 49ers player has since been exiled from the NFL. Adele, JAY-Z, P!nk, and Cardi B also reportedly turned down this year's halftime slot.