Giant Boi, one part of Atlanta-based rap duo Outkast, tweeted a promotional video for the halftime display Sunday.
“”#SBLIII ATL let’s get it !” he tweeted.
The NFL stated if hip-hop ever were given its personal “Rap Mount Rushmore,” Giant Boi would surely have a spot on it as Atlanta’s “primary wordsmith” and “funkiest gentleman.”
The league additionally stated “Maroon five, Travis Scott, and Giant Boi sign up for an esteemed checklist of latest halftime acts” together with Justin Timberlake, Girl Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Missy Elliott.
Information that an Atlanta hip-hop artist is functioning at this 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl comes months after it was once introduced the large recreation could be held in music-rich Atlanta. Upon listening to the site of the sport in February final 12 months, singer Bruno Mars tweeted this was once the NFL’s alternative to “have fun implausible Hip Hop Artist from Atlanta.”
Mars additionally added some tips for Atlanta artists who may just carry out on the halftime display.
“Outkast. T.I Gucci, lil jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri simply to call a couple of. it will be the absolute best celebration Television has ever noticed!” he tweeted.
“@NFL all jokes apart please we could make that occur,” Mars tweeted.
So when rumors started that Maroon five — a California-based pop-rock band — could be headlining, social media went loopy.
Other folks questioned why in Atlanta — the place, to cite uber-producer Jermaine Dupri’s tune “Welcome to Atlanta,” “all of the playas play” — a call with native ties hadn’t been made.
CNN’s Lisa Respers France contributed to this record.