Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Adam Levine Gives Critics A Shout-Out After Super Bowl Halftime Show

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In an attempt to mitigate some of the fury around this year's show, and to give deference to Atlanta (one of America's most significant Black meccas), Maroon 5 reportedly searched high and low for guest artists from the Black community.

On Twitter one person wrote: "The only upsetting thing about the Super Bowl was that Travis Scott only performed one song".

The short video is much more in line with what fans had asked for as opposed to what they got.

Needless to say, this year's pick of halftime show performers wasn't without controversy.

For their part, Maroon 5 dodged any politics and chose to "let the show do the talking".

Fans had since November been piling pressure on Maroon 5 to perform a particular SpongeBob cult classic, featured in the cartoon.

"The only reason I watched the halftime show was for sweet victory and now I'm disappointed so thanks guys 2019 is going to suck", penned one. And honestly, I barely remember what Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen played.

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The group was also joined by Travis Scott and Big Boi, but most of the criticism was pointed at the headliner - Maroon 5. I'm not a speaker. I find Kendrick Lamar way more interesting than the Stones, the Who and Neil Young these days. So when Maroon 5 got the job a year ago, the reaction was a resounding, "Them?" "I think there are plenty of people - a lot of the players, to be honest - who support Kap and also do their job for the National Football League", he said.

They're just that sorta band.

"We thank our fans for making our dreams possible and we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better".

Hillenburg started his animation career in 1987 and worked on well-known shows such as Rocko's Modern Life until 1996 when he began his creation of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Someone else declared: "Boycott Adam Levine for taking his shirt off", while a fifth person begged: "Adam Levine please put your shirt back on".

He continued by listing some of the words he had written down, such as "forgive", "inspire", "overcome", and "kneel", presumably a nod to embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose career has been derailed following his 2016 decision to kneel during the pre-game US national anthem to highlight racial injustice and police brutality.

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