The bands have received the boot.
For the first time in CFP history, there will be a halftime performance by a celebrity rather than the schools. Kendrick Lamar is this year’s star. The teams will still remain in the locker room. That has not changed.
“I would just like to see the performance in general,” Alabama running back Damien Harris said. “It doesn’t really matter what song. I’ve always been a Kendrick Lamar fan.”
According to Spotify, Lamar’s top songs right now are “HUMBLE,” “LOVE” and “DNA.”
If Harris were to pick a song to hear in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, he wouldn’t pull from that hit list. His request was released back in 2012.
“Top of the head, ‘m.A.A.d city,’” Harris said. “That’s old Kendrick. That’s like young, young Kendrick.”
Lamar goes on tour in a month, and the first stop is in Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 7. He’ll be at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala., on May 20.