It looks like Snoop Dogg isn’t the only fan of Wiz Khalifa’s music. The upstart rapper has been tapped by the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers to perform his breakout hit “Black and Yellow” before the team’s AFC championship game against the New York Jets on Sunday.
The MC will take to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field prior to the game’s 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff in hopes of helping the Steelers return to the Super Bowl.
“I’ve always had that Pittsburgh pride. I just wanted to let people know where I’m from and represent any way I can, and what better way than through our colors?” Wiz said in a statement released by his label. “I took that hometown pride and put it in a song.”
The news is just the latest is a line of accomplishments for the young lyricist. Earlier this month, Wiz and Snoop released a video for “That Good,” the pair’s first single from “High School,” their forthcoming collaborative movie and soundtrack.
Late last year, the two breezy stars first joined forces for the G-mix “Black and Yellow” remix.
As a longtime Steelers fan, Snoop had no problem giving it up on the Pit anthem. The Los Angeles native even donned the signature colors in the clip alongside Wiz, who sported a Steelers fitted hat, Pittsburgh Pirates jacket and custom Taylor Gang sweater in — what else? — black and yellow.
S/N:New York, DJs like Funkmaster Flex have banned “Black and Yellow” for the weekend.