Ludacris to perform at halftime of Atlanta Falcons game

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons are preparing for Saturday’s playoff game at the Georgia Dome and fans are ready to cheer them on.

The Falcons will host the Seattle Seahawks in a highly-anticipated rematch.

Atlanta rapper Ludacris has been tapped to perform at halftime.

Lots of fans were excited to hear the news, but others suggested a different performer.

The prevailing sentiment on social media was that the Atlanta rapper who should represent at the Georgia Dome is Future, not necessarily for his musical prowess, but for the psychological ramifications.

Future was engaged to Ciara and is the father of her 2-year-old son Future Zahir Wilburn.


Ciara married Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and is pregnant with their first child.

Future and Ciara have had their share of issues.

Last February, Ciara sued Future for $15 million for defamation. Future also released a track in June called “Juice” which contained lyrics that were not-so-subtle jabs at Wilson.

While fans hope for the chance to get inside Wilson’s head, the Atlanta Falcons have stated that they will not play Future songs during Saturday’s game as a method of taunting.

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More than 70,000 fans are expected at the Georgia Dome on Saturday for the Falcons' first playoff game since 2012.

"I'm from Atlanta. I'm a native. I'm a Peach. Go Falcons! We're winning," Katrina Broughton said.

Even if you don't have a ticket for the game, you can still experience the excitement.

Channel 2's Lori Wilson saw the early signs of what will become Fan's Landing, the ultimate fan experience next the the Dome.

"With the game being Saturday, we're already starting the prep work. This a a fun, festive tailgate for people who might not have the option to tailgate. Take MARTA, you might Uber, you can park in the parking deck. Here's an opportunity to party with the Falcons fans before you head into the Dome," said the Falcons VP of Fan Experience.

Fan's Landing will open at 1 p.m. Saturday.

"We got to Rise Up. We've got to have Julio have a big game. We got to get Matt Ryan to throw to him. Big game," Isaac Freedman said.

The Atlanta Falcons ask fans coming to the game to be in their seats by kickoff.

On social media, the Falcons are asking people to change their avatars to falcons to show thier support.

Atlanta Falcons FANS!! Let's show Seattle Seahawks fans our hometown pride! We’re LIKE BATTLING our sister station KIRO...

Posted by WSB-TV on Monday, January 9, 2017

Information from the AJC was used in this report.