(AllHipHop News) A few weeks ago, Bruno Mars sent out a series of tweets calling on the NFL to book Atlanta Hip Hop acts for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show. One of those rap stars from the Georgia city is backing up Bruno's suggestion.
Ludacris was a guest on The Breakfast Club this week. The radio program's hosts asked the Fear Factor star about ATL artists taking on the mid-game entertainment during 2019's SB53 in his hometown.
"I had to look at the history of the people that performed at the Super Bowl. I can't recall there being a rapper that headlined. There may have been a rapper that [was] featured," said Luda. "Whoever's making those decisions, I feel like their thoughts are, 'We can't trust these n-ggas because this is live television and we don't know what they're going to say.'"
He continued, "But I'm here to let you know, if you give me that opportunity, I promise not to do anything ludicrous, for lack of a better word."
Throughout Super Bowl history, rappers like Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Diddy, Nelly, CeeLo Green, and Nicki Minaj have been part of the spectacle as guests of respective headliners. There were rumors that Jay-Z declined the chance to lead the halftime show for Super Bowl LII, which was eventually tackled by his "Holy Grail" collaborator Justin Timberlake.
Back in 2015, OutKast member Big Boi admitted the Grammy-winning group did turn down the chance to perform at a Super Bowl. Kast was among the acts that Mars suggested as next year's potential halftime performers, along with T.I., Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, Jeezy, and Jermaine Dupri.
Ludacris agreed that Big Boi and André 3000 should be considered for the huge pop culture moment at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He also advocated for R&B superstar Usher to handle the slot.
"Whoever makes those decisions, we need to hold them accountable. We need to holla at them, make sure we understand who those people are," offered the "Stand Up" hitmaker.
Currently, Super Bowl halftime performers are selected by the NFL and its corporate sponsor Pepsi. Recent headliners have included Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Katy Perry, Coldplay, and Lady Gaga.