Bruno Mars wants OutKast, T.I., Gucci Mane to perform at 2019 Super Bowl

Rap has been a staple in pop culture for over 40 years. However, rappers have yet to be named as headlining acts during the Super Bowl halftime show. The Black Eyed Peas performed at the Super Bowl in 2011, but they’re really a pop music act that incorporates elements of hip-hop.

Bruno Mars believes that should change. Following Super Bowl 52 and Justin Timberlake’s lackluster performance, Mars gave his ideas for Super Bowl 53 which will take place in Atlanta.


Atlanta rappers have dominated the music charts and hip-hop culture for over 20 years. There are enough mainstream hits between OutKast, T.I., Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and Ludacris to carry the halftime show. OutKast could carry the show by themselves, but it would be fitting to pay homage to the Atlanta artists who followed in their footsteps.

The committee that selects the Super Bowl’s halftime act should to take the opportunity to allow Atlanta artists to perform at the biggest game of the year.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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