Big Boi To Join Travis Scott & Maroon 5 For Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show

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Atlanta, GA – Maroon 5 made a big announcement over the weekend regarding the band’s Super Bowl LIII halftime performance. On Sunday (January 13), the pop group shared an Instagram video revealing Outkast luminary Big Boi has joined the lineup.

Daddy Fat Sax will perform alongside both Maroon 5 and Travis Scott at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 5.

Scott’s participation yielded a healthy dose of pushback from those boycotting the NFL for its treatment of former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick. JAY-Z reportedly tried to talk Scott out of participating, while Meek Mill took his concerns to Twitter.

Big Boi’s involvement has already elicited similar results. But, it looks like the ATLien is looking forward to being able to represent for his hometown. He posted Maroon 5’s video as well with the caption, “#SBLIII ATL let’s get it!”

According to a 2015 interview with ESPN’s The Dan LeBatard Show, Outkast once turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl. Big Boi revealed it was ultimately André 3000 who decided against it.

“We were supposed to perform at the Super Bowl,” Big Boi said. “But we had two songs, ‘The Way You Move’ and ‘Hey Ya’ and Dre didn’t want to split the songs up. He didn’t want to cut the songs. He wanted to do both songs. They was like, ‘Y’all can’t do it.’”

Maroon 5, Scott and Big Boi follow in the footsteps of Prince, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and Madonna who have all previously performed during the famed halftime show.

Twitter is lighting up with reactions to the announcement. Some fans wish organizers would just ditch Maroon 5 for Outkast, while others are upset Big Boi signed on at all.

Check out some of the reactions below.

Source: Hip Hop DX