Four months after the first murmurs that Maroon 5 would be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, the N.F.L. has officially confirmed that the band will be taking the stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on February 3. The band will be joined by Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Reports last fall indicated that Rihanna had refused to perform to stand in solidarity with N.F.L. activist and face of Nike Colin Kaepernick. Meanwhile, thousands of people signed a petition asking that Maroon 5 also step down from the N.F.L.’s offer.
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It appears the band did not heed the petition, but there seemed to be some hesitation on their part. In a November Variety piece , Adam Levine said, “I’m still formulating a lot of things,” and didn’t offer any other comment on the Super Bowl.
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Cardi B was also rumored to be joining Maroon 5 onstage, though she reportedly turned down the gig in support of Kaepernick. Big Boi re-tweeted the news on Sunday without mention of Kaepernick or hesitation on his or Scott’s parts.
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Whatever hesitation Levine had seems to have passed. Yesterday, he had this to say about the new announcement:
If this slow-motion, dramatic promo is any indication, this performance will be pretty predictable for a popular band at a sports game. But at least the N.F.L. is one step ahead of the Oscars.
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