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Holla for what? Lil Jon tweet to the Vols has Twitter buzzing

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Sep 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 12:19:36-04

Holla for what?

That’s the question circulating on Twitter after rapper Lil Jon sent a tweet to Vol_Football that said only “HOLLA @ ME.”

Vol_Football is the official Twitter account of University of Tennessee football and has more than 129,000 followers. For his part, the rapper has more than 1 million followers on Twitter.

Lil Jon’s international hit song “Turn Down For What” has been revamped by UT, with the approval of head coach Butch Jones, as “Third Down For What,” to be played when UT opponents are facing a third down.

Vol_Football has not publicly responded to the Lil Jon tweet, and the performer hasn’t issued any further tweets to indicate what the “Holla” was all about.

But that hasn’t stopped widespread conjecture on Twitter that the Atlanta-based "King of Crunk" will show up for this Saturday’s UT-Florida game at Neyland Stadium, despite the fact it would be unusual for a performer to make plans so publicly on social media.

Some tweets this afternoon include:

“I didn't think it could be possible, but it's gonna be even more hype if Lil Jon is in the flesh at Neyland Saturday.” (@vlove87)

“If this lil Jon thing happens my life will be entirely complete.” (@HaveyMcD)

“Lil Jon is going to be in Neyland stadium on Saturday... We may beat Florida by 50.” (@MitchellT21)

To date this season, the Tennessee defense has the best third-down conversion rate in the nation, allowing only 11 conversions in four games. So “Third Down For What” obviously isn’t hurting the team.

The phrase “turn down for what” is an expression coined as a corollary to getting turned up and a retort to the expression “turn it down.”