AceShowbiz - Many are disappointed when rumors of Maroon 5 headlining the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show started circulating online, and Waka Flocka Flame is not an exception. Speaking to TMZ, the rapper said NFL should have picked Atlanta artists to play the game's annual halftime show instead of the seven-piece band, given the fact that the event will be held in the city.
"I think for the Super Bowl you should have somebody that's from Atlanta, representing Atlanta, just because the Super Bowl is here so we could give them that spice," Waka told the news outlet, suggesting a slew of artists who the organization should have chosen. Among them were Migos, Future and Waka himself.
The "No Hands" spitter then went on slamming for being unfair about choosing headliners. Calling the organization "insensitive to people's feeling," he said, "I think the NFL should [have] been a bigger person, because they were so big to a culture of people and we made so much 'money' for that organization."
"They maybe they should have been like, 'You know something. The majority of our players is [sic] from this kind of culture. The majority of our players made us this amount of money. Why shouldn't we not humble down and OK, let's see what's going on?' " he continued. "And you're coming to the biggest 'black state' in America, why wouldn't you let a 'black artist' perform? And show the world that we're progressing."
Concluding his rant, Waka said that he didn't hate Maroon 5 because they are "legends," but he still thought that black musicians should have taken the stage instead of the band. "Let's be real, you need Migos on there, man. I feel better if Migos is on there," the 32-year-old said.
The rumors itself have yet to be confirmed, as NFL decided to play coy when asked about the report. "It's a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show," a spokesperson for the organization said in a statement. "We are continuing to work with [longtime sponsor] Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show."
Super Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3, 2019.