Big Boi, half of the Atlanta-based rap duo Outkast, tweeted a promotional video for the half-time show Sunday.
"# SBLIII ATL let's get it!" He tweeted.
NFL said that if hip hop ever had its own "Rap Mount Rushmore", Big Boi would surely have a place on it like Atlanta's "premier mayor" and "funkiest gentleman".
The league also said "Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi participate in a valued list of recent half-time acts," including Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Missy Elliott. [1
Mars also added some suggestions for Atlanta artists who could perform on the mid-term.
"Outcast. TI Gucci, lil jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to name a few. It would be the best party TV ever seen!" He tweeted. "
" @ NFL all the jokes aside, let's make it happen, "Mars tweeted.
So when rumors began that Maroon 5 – a California-based pop-rock band – would be headlining, social media became insane.
People wondered why in Atlanta – where to quote uber producer Jermaine Dupris sang "Welcome to Atlanta", "Plays All Playas" – a choice with local bands had not been made.] Atlanta, home of Outkast, TI, Future, Ludacris, Usher, etc., Maroon 5 gets to play the rugged Super Bowl, "tweeted sports analyst Jake Reuse .