Lil Baby will perform at the FIFA World Cup

If you were expecting another Shakira or pit bull banger anthem for the upcoming World Cup, you might be a bit disappointed.

Well if you are a fan of rap this might be for you.

Lil Baby will perform the “Budweiser Anthem of the FIFA World Cup” in Qatar

Lil Baby announced on Twitter that he will be performing at this year’s World Cup.

The new song “The World Is Yours To Take [Budweiser Anthem of the FIFA World Cup 2022]’, released this Friday, is a collaboration between FIFA, Budweiser, multi-platinum artist Lil Baby and English pop-rock band Tears for Fears.

The song is a sample of the legendary Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, a timeless song for a timeless event.

Lil Baby on an “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” sample. bold decision by FIFA if you ask me.

As expected, some people on social media saw mixed feelings about the collaboration. While some found the record acceptable and refreshing, others felt the choice of artist was not at all appropriate for the kind of anthems we’ve come to expect from past World Cups.

Twitter’s reaction to the song announcement

Twitter is definitely the best place to see reactions and memes; Lil Baby’s World Cup song is no exception.

Hilarious.

Was Lil Baby the right choice?

Lil Baby is definitely one of the biggest rappers out there right now, and personally he’s one of my favorite artists right now.

However, as has been said, for an event like the World Cup, you would normally expect different types of artists and songs. Not only that, but if FIFA had picked Lil Baby as an artist for an anthem, they could have at least made a more appropriate song.

Regardless, this is an incredible achievement for Lil Baby and his team – an achievement not many artists can claim and personally I look forward to seeing him perform on what may be the greatest stage on earth.

4PF and Atlanta on!

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