Waka Flocka Flame called out the NFL for soliciting Maroon 5 to perform at the February 2019 Super Bowl LIII halftime show as opposed to choosing from the slew of notable artists from the city hosting the annual championship.
“It’s not fair,” Flocka told TMZ. “They need somebody from Atlanta, it’s only right.”
The rapper added that due to black culture’s impact on the NFL, the league should be more accepting of the Colin Kaepernick-led movement to kneel during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality.
“You’re coming to the biggest black state in America,” Flocka continued. “Why wouldn’t you let a black artist perform and show the world that we’re progressing? That’s not cool.”
Waka Flocka Flame suggested Migos or Future as two choices in replacement of Maroon 5. The “Hard in the Paint” rapper even offered his own services to the NFL.
Given the alliance between hip-hop and pop music as well as Maroon 5’s relationship with artists like Cardi B and Kanye West, anything is possible when it comes to surprise guests at the Super Bowl LIII.
In 2016, Coldplay performed during the halftime at Super Bowl L and was joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars.