Coach Prime Raises a Bold Request to NFL After Seeing Usher’s Super Bowl Half Time Performance

Published 02/11/2024, 8:58 PM EST

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A father always wants the best for his son and in this case, Deion Sanders makes an appeal to the NFL on behalf of one of the most influential hip-hop artists of this generation. The 41-year-old rapper isn’t young enough to be Coach Prime’s son but the bond they share is impeccable. The 56-year-old Colorado Buffaloes HC said of him, “I love Wayne to life like a friend and a son.” 

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This year, the Super Bowl LVIII is happening in Las Vegas and Usher took the privilege as the main performer for the halftime show. And next year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans is raising lots of eager expectations for native artists to star at halftime. See what bold appeal Coach Prime made to the NFL. 

Deion Sanders wants Lil Wayne to take the halftime stage in the 2025 Super Bowl

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Considering the close relationship they share, there’s not an ounce of doubt between the two legends in their respective careers. Deion Sanders recently raised a petition to the NFL on X, “@nfl I fully expect @LilTunechi to be apart of the @nflsuperbowl 2025 in New Orleans. Thank u in advance.” 

Rapper Lil Wayne is a New Orleans native who has thrown his name into consideration to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2025. He previously expressed his desire to hold the spotlight at a Super Bowl event on Apple Music’s “Young Money Radio.” He said, “Super Bowl in New Orleans coming up too… I was just letting them know I’m from New Orleans… I was born there, so you know, just letting them know.” It’s only fair for Deion Sanders to back up his wishes given their bond.

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A beautiful relationship based on mutual appreciation 

The relationship between Deion Sanders and Lil Wayne is based on mutual respect and admiration for each other. While Coach Prime loves the rapper for “his gift and his heart,” Lil Wayne’s hope in the Buffs HC is reflected in his statement, “I never doubt Unc… His confidence was through the roof, past the stars and the moon.” 

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The Super Bowl LVIII was initially set to take place in New Orleans but it moved to Las Vegas because of a scheduling conflict with Mardi Gras and the NFL’s 17-game season. The major football event will come to The Big Easy for the 11th time in 2025 with the kickoff happening at Caesars Superdome. Will Lil Wayne be a headliner? Guess it depends on the NFL’s decision!

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Khosalu Puro is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. Having grown up with football, she’s an expert on delving deep into the emotions of football athletes, their families, and fans, making her the perfect storyteller. Her layered coverage of Deion Sanders and his familial ties has been especially riveting for Prime Time’s fans.
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