Atlanta, GA – Waka Flocka Flame isn’t too happy with the NFL.
The Atlanta native believes it’s “not fair” the NFL reportedly selected Maroon 5 to perform during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta next February.
“I think for the Super Bowl you should have someone from Atlanta representing Atlanta, just because the Super Bowl’s here so we can give them that spice,” Waka told TMZ. “I think they should have someone like Migos, Future. I could come play ‘Hard In The Paint.’ They need somebody from Atlanta in it. It’s only right.”
The Flockaveli album creator went on to make a reference to the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest against police brutality. Waka later added, “Why wouldn’t you let a black artist perform and show the world that we’re progressing?”
Over the past decade, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson (which included that 2004 ill-fated wardrobe malfunction) have performed during the NFL grand spectacle.
Despite the lack of Hip Hop star power, Maroon 5’s inclusion to rock the Super Bowl LIII halftime show isn’t without merit. Their collaboration with Cardi B, “Girls Like You,” was one of the biggest hits of 2018 peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Don’t Wanna Know” with Lamar also was a huge hit, reaching the Top 10 in 15 countries, including No. in the United States.