Variety reported last month that Jay-Z, who is staunchly against performing at the Super Bowl following the NFL's alleged blackballing of Kaepernick, tried to convince Scott not to perform at Super Bowl LIII halftime with Maroon 5. Variety now reports that Scott spoke to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback by phone at least once before he agreed to do the halftime show. To blunt criticism, Scott agreed to perform as long as the NFL agreed to donate $500,000 to the non-profit social-justice organization Dream Corps. A source tells Variety's Jem Aswad that "Scott said that while the two did not necessarily agree, they emerged from the conversation with mutual respect and understanding, with the rapper taking the stance that everyone makes a statement in their own way and he felt that the money going toward Dream Corps, combined with the platform provided by the Super Bowl, will do some good. The source also said that Scott would not confirm his performance until the donation was locked in." UPDATE: Colin Kaepernick's people are calling BS on the meeting: "There is NO mutual respect and there is NO understanding for anyone working against @Kaepernick7 PERIOD. #stoplying," tweeted Nessa, Kaepernick's girlfriend. Kaepernic retweeted her tweeet.