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The NFL Cancelled The Super Bowl Halftime Show Press Conference Totally Not Because Of Colin Kaepernick

Maroon 5 nor Travis Scott will partake in the Super Bowl Halftime Show press conference ahead of the big game this Sunday.

The band is breaking tradition because they want to let their halftime show performance, with Travis Scott and Big Boi do the talking. Obviously they don’t want to answer questions regarding the Colin Kaepernick controversy. TMZ first broke the news.

The NFL released some press jargon about it:

“Maroon 5 has been working hard on a Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show that will meet and exceed the standards of this event. As it is about music, the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday.”

K.

To make up for it, the NFL promises an aggressive social media rollout. Lemme know how Maroon 5 does y’all.

EARLIER // DECEMBER 12:

Maroon 5 locked down two Super Bowl Halftime Show guests.

Travis Scott and Big Boi will join Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl. Meh.

The news follows reports that Cardi B was heavily considering the band’s invite, but reportedly declined to show support for the Colin Kaepernick protest.

Is anyone tuning in for this?

See y’all in 2020.

EARLIER // DECEMBER 12:

Maroon 5 is reportedly having a difficult time finding a special guest to perform with them at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February.

Artists are declining Maroon 5’s invitations as a response to Colin Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality. 

Cardi B was rumored to join the guys, but according to Us Weekly she’s torn and, as of now, has decided not to partake. “She’s been going back and forth, but it’s a no right now.”

I can understand her hesitation, but it’s also a monumental opportunity that she might not get again. She’s clever. She could sneak in something as a subtle nod to Kaepernick. 

Nicki Minaj jumped on a remix of “Sugar.” Can you imagine if she somehow inserts herself instead of Cardi? 

Stay tuned…



EARLIER // SEPTEMBER 24:

Can you imagine “Bodak Yellow” at the Super Bowl? It could happen. 

Cardi reportedly wants to perform some of her own songs sans Maroon 5 during their Super Bowl Halftime Show.

It’s worth mentioning her collab with the band, “Girls Like You,” just hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 – giving the rapper her third No. 1 hit. That makes Cardi the first and only female rapper in history to score three No. 1 singles on the Hot 100.

TMZ says she’s “getting a lot of offers to perform in early February … so she’s trying to make the best deal possible.”

I’m here for this, but I’m assuming it won’t happen. There’s only 12 minutes, and Adam Levine has a lot of famous friends.


 
 
 
 
 
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UPDATE // SEPTEMBER 20: 

I was low-key joking when I said Cardi B would join Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl, but according to Billboard, she will likely make an appearance (as will Travis Scott). This should be interesting…

EARLIER // SEPTEMBER 19:

Maroon 5 “pretty much accepted” performing at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime.

Us Magazine broke the news. They were the first outlet to report that Lady Gaga would perform in 2016, and months later it was confirmed.

“The offer has been extended and they’ve pretty much accepted,” a source tells the mag.

In 2015, frontman Adam Levine told Howard Stern “We very actively want to play the Super Bowl.”

And here we are.

On paper, Maroon 5 are a great choice. They have a ton of recognizable songs, features for days and are veteran performers. It’s just, you know… underwhelming.

Get ready for that Cardi B surprise appearance though! And justice for Britney.

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