It also was followed by a good segment with the arrival of Big Boi from Outkast in a Cadillac convertible, wearing a fur coat, to perform a fast-rapped short segment of its hit "The Way You Move". Maroon 5's halftime performance was criticized before frontman Adam Levine took the stage and they didn't do much to change that early judgment call.
The Jazz point guard busted out the acoustic guitar and had the party singing a classic from Maroon 5 in "She Will Be Loved". To make matters worse, after performing "Sugar", Maroon 5 concluded their set with "Moves Like Jagger", which has to be one of their most obnoxious songs of all-time; moreover, Levine took off his shirt during that song, which was completely unnecessary.
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Travis Scott is carried by the crowd during halftime at the Super Bowl.
Artists like Rihanna and Cardi B reportedly turned down the gig in support of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. During a desperate rendition of "She Will Be Loved", lantern drones (by Intel) rose above the stage to spell the vaguely inspirational phrase "One Love", like a needlessly expensive memorial to a career caught in the crossfire of #activism. "But there's a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him".More news: RBI sets up for more rate cuts with lower inflation estimate
"I hoped that this was going to be good, guess I was wrong #PepsiHalftime #SpongeBob", tweeted @joshuagrau8.
"I will not be a spectator, viewer or supporter of the #SuperBowl today in protest of the @NFL's racist treatment of @Kaepernick7 and its ongoing disregard for the health + well-being of all its players", director Ava DuVernay wrote. Some performers declined participation in the Super Bowl as a result, so the band took a risk just being there.
It appears Spongebob is making the most of being a fave of United States sports team across the country with the music video playing on the screens, while fans cheered and danced in their seats.More news: Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor to lead the podcasting market