Travis Scott SLAMMED by Al Sharpton for Halftime Show Hypocrisy

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Being as wonderful as she is beautiful, Rihanna passed on the Super Bowl Halftime Show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Travis Scott cannot say the same, and has reportedly agreed to perform with Maroon 5.

Everyone is pissed, including Al Sharpton, who calls out Travis for selling out.

Al Sharpton in the Rain

TMZ caught up with famed and controversial civil rights advocate Al Shaprton and got his opinion on Travis Scott's potential Halftime gig.

"I think anyone that goes into the halftime show is in effect directly violating," Al Sharpton begins.

He continues: "those that want to raise the question that the NFL should come to terms with what they have done and continue to do to Colin Kaepernick"

"And," Sharpton continues, it would put them in opposition with "those that protest on criminal justice issues."

In other words, if you put on a show at the behest of an organziation that penalizes and punishes civil rights advocates, you're not the good guy.

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"You can't tell people to stand for those that take a knee and don't go to the games," Sharpton continues.

He says: "And then say 'but somebody ought to perform there and entertain.'"

That's pretty fair.

"You're drawing TV viewers, you're bringing supporters," he points out.

Performing at the Halftime show in 2019 would be an endorsement of NFL. Who wants that on their conscience?

"And," Sharpton reasons. "I think that you can't have it both ways," 

Travis Scott Wears Green

The TMZ interviewer, hoping for a little more words from Sharpton, then poses some complicated questions.

For instance, could Travis potentially take the gig, but use the platform to 

Famously, Beyonce took charge of the Halftime show in 2016 for exactly that purpose.

But that was when Kaepernick was still part of the NFL. Now, he claims that the NFL colluded to force him out.

"You can’t help people market something," Sharpton says. "And then turn around and say you agree with the people protesting."

Travis Scott on Instagram

Sharpton has some advice for Travis Scott.

"I think he should do what a lot of other major artists have done," he suggests.

Sharpton recommends that Travis "say 'I'm not going to participate.’" 

Travis is a father now, and has to decide what sort of man he wants to be and what sort of world he wants to help make for baby Stormi.

"You can't fight against Jim Crow and then go sit in the back of the bus," Sharpton explains.

He makes a lot of statements, but to be fair, the guy made his case very well for a man who's standing in the rain.

Stormi Webster Laughs with Travis Scott

Travis Scott came under fire over the weekend after an old interview resurfaced.

In 2014, long before he was Kylie's famous baby daddy, he gave a radio interview about the infamous murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

"I'm kind of angry," Travis said at the time. "So many black people are acting like fake activists."

"I'm not saying that he deserved to get killed," Travis clarified.

"But," Travis continued. "I'm not saying he didn't deserve to pay for consequences he probably inflicted."

Travis with Kylie

In that same old interview, Travis continued, referring to "the problem with black people."

He disliked the disruption in Ferguson that followed Brown's murder.

"And I know we're like 'fed up' ... with whatever is going on in the culture," Travis said.

"But at the same time," Travis continued. "You gotta just stop putting yourself in positions where you're continuously having this situation go down."

Many of his fans felt betrayed reading those words.

Don't do crimes is a fine message in general, but not an acceptable response when a man is extrajudicially executed in the street.

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, Post-Baby PDA

Now, Travis made these comments more than four years ago.

A lot of people's ideas change over time. 

Ferguson was a huge catalyst for changing the nation's understanding of the shootings of unarmed black people.

But Travis accepting the Halftime show after everything may mean that he still hasn't changed his mind -- or hasn't changed it enough.

Maybe he'll surprise us all.

But reports say that Jay-Z is personally trying to persuade Travis to turn down the offer.

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