Rapper B.o.B hopes to hit the stage for Super Bowl halftime show with Bruno Mars

10/24/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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B.o.B, left, is happy that Mars is the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVIII, especially if he gets an invite to join him onstage. Super Bowl XLVIII will take place Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.

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B.o.B, left, is happy that Mars is the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVIII, especially if he gets an invite to join him onstage. Super Bowl XLVIII will take place Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.
B.o.B, left, is happy that Mars is the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVIII, especially if he gets an invite to join him onstage. Super Bowl XLVIII will take place Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.

ATLANTA — B.o.B is happy that Bruno Mars is the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVIII, especially if he gets an invite to join him onstage.

B.o.B says with a laugh: “I ain’t got my phone call yet, but I hope I’ll be on there.”

Mars and the rapper collaborated on the 2010 No. 1 hit, “Nothin’ On You.” The song was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and helped Mars launch his successful solo career, which includes two platinum albums and 10 Top 5 hits.

B.o.B said in an interview Wednesday he and Mars came up the music ranks together, performing in studio before the singer became a pop star.

Super Bowl XLVIII will take place Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.

B.o.B will release his third album, “Underground Luxury,” on Dec. 17.