Bruno Mars calls on the NFL for a hip-hop Super Bowl halftime show

“Outkast. T.I., Gucci, Lil Jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, just to name a few. It would be the best party TV has ever seen!”

Bruno Mars calls on the NFL for a hip-hop Super Bowl halftime show Christopher Polk / Getty Images
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Bruno Mars may not be stopping in Atlanta for the final leg of his 24K Magic Tour with Cardi B, but he's got big dreams for the city come next February when it hosts Super Bowl LIII. Earlier this afternoon, the Grammy-embellished Mars (who performed at the Super Bowl in 2014 and 2016) tweeted at the NFL, proposing a hip-hop halftime show in 2019 and offering a dream roster of Atlanta icons: Outkast, T.I., Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, Jeezy, and Jermaine Dupry.

Last night, Justin Timberlake performed at Super Bowl LII in Minnetonka, MN. Though opting out of a hologram, Timberlake projected footage of Prince during the performance in what he described as the "ultimate homage." Peep his half time show here.

February 05, 2018
Bruno Mars calls on the NFL for a hip-hop Super Bowl halftime show