Super Bowl LIII
NFL Hires ATL R&B Group!!!
But, Not for Halftime Show
11/2/2018 12:50 AM PDT
The NFL is finally caving to pressure and booking an ATL-based musical act for Super Bowl LIII, but fans hoping to see local culture in the halftime show will still be disappointed … TMZ has learned.
The R&B act is a group called Final Draft and, while the Super Bowl is a huge score for them … they’ll be more of a side act at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. As you know, Maroon 5 is holding court as the halftime headliner — a decision many fans and even artists, like Waka Flocka, blasted the league for making.
The feeling is the NFL’s missing out on showcasing Atlanta’s hugely popular and successful hip-hop scene.
We’re told Final Draft will perform at the Players Tailgate party, about 3 blocks away from the stadium. No tickets are needed, just show up and enjoy. The group will also perform later at the GameDay Fan Plaza … which, at least, is inside the stadium.
Prior to this, Final Draft’s big break came on season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” where they reached the quarterfinals — and they’ve also appeared on Wendy Williams‘ show.
So, we’re saying there’s still hope for hip-hop at SB LIII.