Social media users were angry following reports with the entry of Maroon 5 will play Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show.
Users of social media expressed their disappointment after the reports on Wednesday that Maroon 5 will headline 2019 Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show.
The band, under the direction of “The Voice” coach Adam Levine, was apparently tapped to perform at the coveted show. Billboard reported that rappers Scott Travis and Cardi (B) will be special guest appearances. Last year, Justin Timberlake performed on the show.
The NFL has not officially announced who will perform at the Feb. 3, 2019 megaevent.
MAROON 5 ALLEGEDLY PLAYING THE SUPER BOWL LIII HALFTIME SHOW
“It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show,” the NFL said in a statement. “We will continue to collaborate with Pepsi on our plans, but have no announcements to make on what will be an epic show.”
Levine reportedly expressed his interest in performing at the Super Bowl during an interview with Howard Stern in 2015.
Some users of social media, however, were not excited about the rumors selection, saying the NFL would have to choose an artist from Atlanta where the Super Bowl will be held.
“Atlanta, home of Outkast, T. I., Future, Ludacris, Usher, etc., get Maroon 5 to play the damn Super Bowl,” one person tweeted.
Atlanta, home of Outkast, T. I., Future, Ludacris, Usher, etc., get Maroon 5 to play the damn Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/KHpGNRsJGX
— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) September 19, 2018
“A short list of musicians more suited for Atlanta’s Super Bowl than Maroon 5,” one social media user tweeted a photo of a wrestler with a long sheet of paper.
A short list of musicians more suited for Atlanta’s Super Bowl than Maroon 5 pic.twitter.com/TF8oTEkADa
— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) September 19, 2018
“With Atlanta’s amazing hip-hop and R&B heritage of the NFL, go with Maroon 5 for the Super Bowl halftime show. [Variety reporting]. Lame,” another person tweeted.
With Atlanta’s amazing hip hop and R&B Heritage of the NFL, go with Maroon 5 for the Super Bowl halftime show. (Various reports). Lame.
— MikeBell929 (@MikeBellATL) September 19, 2018
“Picking the Maroon 5 to do the Super Bowl Halftime Show in Atlanta is like going to Olive Garden in Italy,” a social media user wrote.
The picking of Maroon 5 to the Superbowl halftime show in Atlanta is like going to Olive Garden in Italy.
— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) September 19, 2018
The band has not directly responded to the reports.
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.
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