The 26-year-old rap star previously rejected the chance to play this year’s halftime show in Atlanta, but she will instead perform at the invitation-only Fanatics party on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
Cardi — who is also poised to star in a Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi — and Meek will appear in front of a star-studded list of guests, including the likes of Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Shaquille O’Neal and Gucci Mane.
Cardi and Meek will perform their collaboration “On Me,” as well as their own individual hits, according to the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column.
This year’s Super Bowl halftime show is being headlined by Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi, with other big-name artists — including Cardi — having turned down the gig in support of Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who started the take-a-knee protest movement in response to racial inequality.
Meanwhile, Maroon 5 — who drew intense criticism for agreeing to play the gig — recently announced that they are marking their performance with a $500K charity donation.
The “Moves Like Jagger” hitmakers joined forces with the NFL and Interscope records to make the hefty contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America — which aims to help children in the U.S. fulfill their potential — ahead of their performance in Atlanta.