Lil Wayne Teases Super Bowl 2025 Halftime Headlining Ambitions in New Orleans
Lil Wayne, the iconic rapper hailing from New Orleans, has expressed his keen interest in headlining the Super Bowl halftime show when the event returns to his hometown in 2025. This announcement adds a touch of personal significance as the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans gears up to host the Super Bowl for the 11th time.
In a recent episode of Apple Music’s “Young Money Radio,” Lil Wayne and Tyga took a moment to commend Usher for his successful Las Vegas residency, which is set to conclude on Saturday (Dec. 2). Amidst the conversation, Lil Wayne subtly dropped a hint about his aspirations to take center stage at the upcoming Super Bowl in New Orleans. “Super Bowl in New Orleans [is] coming up too… I was just letting them know [that] I’m from New Orleans… I was born there, so you know, just letting them know. [I’m] not sure that they knew that I am from New Orleans,” he shared.
Lil Wayne is throwing out a few hints and wants to perform at the New Orleans Super Bowl 2025!— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) December 5, 2023
While New Orleans initially aimed to host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, logistical challenges related to the NFL’s 17-game season and Mardi Gras led to a change in plans. The prestigious event will now unfold at Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, with Usher confirmed as the headliner since Sept. 24.
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Tyga, who witnessed Usher's evolution during his Vegas residency, confidently predicts that the R&B icon is well-prepared to elevate the halftime show experience. Observing Usher’s growth in poise and stage presence, Tyga anticipates a seamless transition for the artist onto the grand Super Bowl stage. As the details of Usher’s performance remain guarded, the expectations for an extraordinary halftime show continue to build.
Lil Wayne's desire to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in his hometown not only reflects his personal connection to New Orleans but also adds another layer of anticipation to the upcoming spectacle. The rapper's commitment to the musical journey is evident through collaborations and the potential to leave an indelible mark on one of the most significant stages in the music industry.