(AllHipHop News) Back in 2016, OutKast fans started a petition to get the duo selected as the half-time show performers at Super Bowl LIII in their hometown. Then earlier this year Bruno Mars lobbied the NFL to choose an "incredible Hip Hop Artist from Atlanta" for the mid-game set.
News broke this week that Maroon 5 will be entertaining the crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3. Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame was one of the people that took issue with the pop band being tapped for the Big Game.
"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?"
In February, fellow ATL rhymer Ludacris suggested OutKast or Usher should be picked for SB53. However, there are rumors Maroon 5 could share the stage with their "Girls Like You" collaborator Cardi B and Houston hitmaker Travis Scott.