Bruno Mars urges NFL to book a hip-hop artist for 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta

The 2018 Super Bowl is old news -- we're on to 2019, and Bruno Mars is already pitching names for the halftime show!

Mars took to Twitter Monday to remind the NFL that its 2019 location -- Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz stadium -- would be an excellent showcase for the city's own born-and-raised stars: "You have the opportunity to celebrate incredible hip hop artist[s] from Atlanta next year," he wrote.

Just in case the commissioners are unaware of their options, Mars continued, "Outkast. T.I. Gucci, Lil Jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to name a few. It would be the best party TV has ever seen!"

Mars himself headlined the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show, and this time around, he'd be happy to help put together the whole performance -- for a hefty price, of course. "Sh*t I just want help curate that show, and I'll only charge like a billion," he wrote with a laughing emoji.

Seriously though -- "All jokes aside, please let's make that happen," he said.

This year's Super Bowl halftime show at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium starred Justin Timberlake but featured late Minneapolis native Prince.

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US artist singer and songwriter Prince performs on stage during his concert in Antwerp Sportpaleis, on November 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO /BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince presents the award for British Female Solo Artist at The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Prince and Ida Nielsen, Hannah Ford Welton and Donna Grantis of his band 3rdEyeGirl present an award at The BRIT Awards 2014 at The O2 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
Prince Rogers Nelson is better known as just Prince and is pictured where is spends a lot of his time; on concert stage around the world. Denmark 2013. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Recording artist Prince performs during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Singer Mary J. Blige (L) and recording artist Prince perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Recording artist Prince (L) and singer Mary J. Blige perform onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
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