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According to Jazze Pha, Super Bowl LIII's halftime show will be a tribute to ATL's huge impact on the music industry and will involve at least two of the city's biggest hometown heroes — Lil Jon and Jermaine Dupri.
The legendary producer, who's also from Atlanta, seemed to spill the beans about the hip-hop legends' addition to the Atlanta-based Super Bowl show while chatting with TMZ on Wednesday (January 16). "I think Lil Jon and Jermaine Dupri and everybody gonna make it hot," Pha said after revealing he had just come back from halftime show rehearsals. "They gonna make it live. Maybe I let the cat outta the bag, I don't know!" While he didn't reveal Jon' and Jermaine's roles for the show, Pha did say that he "will be there" and that that "you've never seen anything like" the performance they're preparing.
Pha's revelation about the SB halftime show comes amid the backlash of this year's performers. Travis has taken the most heat for agreeing to perform alongside Maroon 5, due to the on-going NFL boycott sparked by Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protests. Many felt that by Travis agreeing to perform, he was overlooking the NFL's alleged blackballing of the former San Francisco 49er quarterback, who spearheaded the kneeling movement in protest of police brutality and racial injustice. There were even reports that Jay-Z attempted to talk Travis out of performing the show because of that very reason.
With the performers now essentially locked-in, a petition has recently started that asks all Super Bowl halftime show performers to take a knee during their set in solidarity with Colin and other NFL players who are protesting police brutality.
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