During a sitdown with TMZ’s Raquel Harper, the host of Masked Singer said “I’m Kaepernick all day,” but said Scott doesn’t have enough “cultural equity” to perform during Super Bowl LIII halftime show.
“To me, I call it cultural equity. So we’re not mad at Big Boi for performing at the Super Bowl. He’s for the people,” 38-year-old Cannon explained. “[For Scott] he has to walk gingerly.”
Harper followed up and questioned Cannon, to which he further explained having a child with Kylie Jenner also reduced his “cultural equity.”
“It’s more about truly having integrity in your music and in your art form. The people you choose to interact with. The people you choose to procreate with. That decision wasn’t for the culture. But we not mad at you,” Cannon said.
Harper reminded Cannon he’s dated a few white women in his past, to which Cannon then looked into the camera and shouted: “I love white women.”
The New England Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3 for Super Bowl LIII. Maroon 5 along with Travis Scott and Big Boi are set to take the stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Out of respect for Colin Kaepernick, several artists declined to perform including Rihanna, Cardi B and JAY-Z who reportedly tried to talk Scott out of it.
After Scott agreed to perform, reports revealed he spoke with Kaepernick about the decision. Kaepernick’s longtime girlfriend Nessa Diab took to social media to blast Scott and say it was a lie.