Atlanta rapper Big Boi to be part of Super Bowl LIII halftime show

ATLANTA — The NFL announced Sunday that Atlanta rapper Big Boi and Travis Scott will be joining the halftime show as guest performers alongside Maroon 5 for Super Bowl LIII.

The NFL tweeted out a video on Sunday announcing the lineup.

Many in the music industry have been criticizing the NFL for not including any performers from Atlanta in the halftime show, considering the number of artists that call the city home.

In October, it was announced that Atlanta producer Jermaine Dupri will produce a free concert series in the days leading up to Super Bowl LIII.


"Atlanta is going to be lit," Dupri said. "It's a very heavy hip-hop city that we have in Atlanta but this a family event and I want everyone to understand that."

Many celebrities have reportedly boycotted the Super Bowl to support Colin Kaepernick, according to an online petition that asked Maroon 5 step down.

Rihanna and Jay-Z turned down the halftime show this year to back the ex-NFL player and other athletes who've taken a knee during the national anthem as a symbol of protest against racial injustice in America.