Bruno Mars has offered to "curate" a "hip-hop" 2019 Super Bowl halftime show.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

The '24K Magic' hitmaker took to Twitter after this year's big game on Sunday (04.02.18), to tweet the NFL asking them to get artists like Gucci Mane and Outkast to perform as it will be taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on February 3, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, which is home to many rappers and hip-hip acts.

He wrote: "@NFL you have the opportunity to celebrate incredible Hip Hop Artist (sic) from Atlanta Next year... Outkast. T.I Gucci (Mane), lil jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to name a few. it would be the best party Tv has ever seen! (sic)"

The 32-year-old musician then joked that he would help them organise the spectacle, but that he'd want a "billion" dollars.

He quipped: "@NFL S**t I just wanna help curate that show, and I'll only charge like a billion ... @NFL all jokes aside please lets make that happen (sic)."

The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker headlined the football extravaganza in 2014.

This year saw Justin Timberlake headline, with a mixed reaction from fans and critics alike.

The 37-year-old star covered late music legend Prince's track 'I Would Die 4 U' at the Super Bowl LIl at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Prince's hometown. Justin performed in front of a video of Prince projected onto a huge white sheet behind him.

But rumours the 'SexyBack' singer had been planning to use a hologram of the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker - which upset fans when they surfaced on social media - were apparently true.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "He was 100 per cent ready to use the hologram but nixed it due to backlash from social media and Prince fans. That's why he had that sheet up like in your mama's backyard."

Prince's close friend Sheila E. had tweeted that Justin was not going to use a hologram ahead of the performance.

She wrote: "Family, I spoke w/Justin 2nite and he shared heartfelt words of respect for Prince & the Purple fans ... There is no hologram."

In an interview with 'Entertainment Tonight', she hinted she had advised Justin to drop his hologram plans.

She said: "I just said no. I just felt that it was too soon. The hologram was weird, and Prince did tell me [to] make sure nobody ever does a hologram [of him] ... He thought it was very demonic and that's his spiritual beliefs."

But an insider close to Timberlake insisted: "There's no way Justin would ever disrespect Prince's legacy. He didn't change his performance."

Prince's estate said in a statement: "Justin Timberlake, the NFL and the City of Minneapolis used the stadium and the city to give a beautiful hometown tribute to Prince. The two pieces of footage that appeared on the screens were licensed from the 'Purple Rain' movie and a vintage performance in Syracuse, NY."

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