Atlanta legend Jermaine Dupri will be the music producer for a week’s worth of free events & shows in downtown Atlanta in the lead up to Super Bowl LIII — taking place next February.
Durpi’s quote (via press release):
“Since I’ve entered the music scene I’ve always had concerns with how people view the city of Atlanta both musically and overall. It’s an incredible place to be and I am always thinking of ways to make that view better. I feel it’s my duty as the Unauthorized Mayor to help Super Bowl LIVE create the best Welcome to Atlanta experience for the fans ever!!”
His choice came on behalf of the Atlanta Super Bowl Committee, who announced the news on Friday. Atlanta mayor Keisha Bottoms also was in support of the move, warning the host committee that “there might be some uprising in Atlanta if we didn’t have some representation.”
As you know many in ATL were upset when it was first announced that Maroon 5 would be performing at the Super Bowl Halftime show.
And speaking of the Halftime show…
TMZ got ahold of Mr. Dupri last night to get his thoughts on artists like Jay-Z and Rihanna, who’ve boycotted the Super Bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick. Dupri said they have it all wrong … because they missed out on an opportunity to “promote their cause on the biggest stage”.
Dupri also tell TMZ he thinks “the platform of the Super Bowl is more valuable than a boycott”.
Boycotts and marches don’t seem like they work to me, I’m sorry. I think they should send a message while they’re onstage, take advantage of your platform.
The more people speak on it, the more they talk about it, then the more people feel like it’s something they have to address. I feel like people ignore boycotts.
Do you agree with Jermaine Dupri’s statement? Or should artists/celebs boycott the halftime show in support of Kaepernick.
Let us know in the comments section.