When news hit that Maroon 5 were set to headline the Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show, many groaned. was met with a lukewarm reaction.
Perhaps aware of the lukewarm response, the Adam Levine led ensemble have reportedly called on several acts to join them for their performance. However, word is that they’ve yet to receive any positive leads.
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Much of the music industry have turned their back on NFL in support of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has yet to be picked up by a team after igniting the kneeling movement to protest racial injustice.
Indeed artists like Rihanna and Pink reportedly turned down separate offers to headline Halftime 2019.
And while it’s doubtful Adam and co lost any sleep over allegedly not being the first pick for the coveted gig, they are said to be meeting resistance when it comes to securing a guest performer to join them on stage.
Per Variety, Cardi B has yet to commit and is still deliberating on her decision – despite nabbing a #1 with the group this Fall (‘Girls Like You’).
Another name allegedly approached was Mary J. Blige, who couldn’t accept due to scheduling conflicts.
As it stands, there is said to be interest in having Outkast on-board given their affiliation with host city Atlanta. Citing sources close the negotiations, the report also claims that the likes of Usher, Nicki Minaj, and Lauryn Hill are being eyed for guest slots.
Whatever happens, it’s clear Maroon 5 have their work cut out for them turning the tide in their favor. Thus far, 73,000 have signed a petition on change.org urging them to drop out of the Big Game.
Who would you like to see join the group on-stage at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3rd?