Why Doesn’t The NFL Pay Halftime Artists at the Super Bowl?
The NFL has taken a lot of heat in the past couple of years, for various reasons. The whole 'Let's don't stand up for the National Anthem' fiasco has not set well with some people, and let's be honest, we're seeing more and more players getting arrested for all the wrong reasons.
Maroon Five, Travis Scott, and Big Boi will be performing at halftime for Super Bowl 53, and unbelievably, none of them will get paid.
According to TIME Magazine, NFL Director of Programming Lawrence Randall said 'We’re putting someone up there for 12 and a half minutes in front of the largest audience that any television program garners in the United States, It’s a pretty good deal. It’s the famous win-win for both parties'. Except that the artist doesn't get paid. I don't know about you, but this just does not seem right. It seems greedy and petty. I hope they re think this policy, and let's be honest, the NFL could really use some good publicity for a change.
Super Bowl 53 is February 3, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.