Report: Maroon 5 Struggling To Recruit Guests For Super Bowl Performance / Eyeing Outkast, Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, & More

Published: Saturday 15th Dec 2018 by TGJ Staff

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 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?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Khia December 15, 2018

    They should ask Chrissette Michelle if she wants to perform.

    • Jasmine December 15, 2018

      If Maroon 5 were a good enough group they would not be so needy to have other artists help their performance. Another year that Colin has to get older without being allowed to play. Seems like the better fit would be redneck country singers who support racism since that is what the NFL leadership is all about. Why hide behind psuedo-liberal gray political stance-having Maroon 5 when Redneck is what they really want?

    • Jasmine December 15, 2018

      Here’s a thought. If Maroon had any balls they would perform a song about injustice and invite Colin Kaepernick as the guest artist to read some poetry regarding injustice.

    • Mother December 15, 2018


  2. truthtea December 15, 2018

    I’m still struggling to understand why they were asked and booked? Many more entertaining acts such as: Usher, J.Lo, Ciara, Cardi B, OutKast, Xtina, the list goes on!

    • S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. December 15, 2018

      @truthtea – Right!

  3. DanYiel Iman December 15, 2018

    I mean if it’s in Atlanta why not hire folks from Atlanta to attend the Super Bowl ??!!??‍♂️

    • Jasmine December 15, 2018

      I agree. TLC, Usher, Ciara, Monica, and many many more ATL celebs could have done the SuperBowl together. Maroon 5 is so BLAH

      • Mother December 15, 2018

        As much as I agree, acts like Monica and Ciara just don’t have the star power to headline such a high profile stage. Now Usher could definitely do it.

      • truthtea December 15, 2018

        I’m down for TLC!

    • Carmencita December 16, 2018

      Lisa Lopez would be a good performer!

  4. Tino December 15, 2018

    I hope Usher turn they’re asses down cause should be the headliner.

  5. KB December 15, 2018

    Nicki will accept. She’s free and not booked at all.

    • Blaaah December 15, 2018

      Plus she’s an opportunist. If she can perform for a child soldier enforcing dictator in Angola then she can do this. Queen of Thirst!

      • Tetris December 16, 2018

        you know Mariah and Xtina performed for that so called dictator before right?
        Even beyoncé sang a few songs on the wedding of a Angolan general a few years ago.
        So if you’re taking nicki accountable on this you have to take all others.

    • King of Kingz December 15, 2018

      Why must u comment negativity if u don’t like her don’t mention her damn name, she actually starts her European tour that month but go awf sis

  6. Kishanwn December 15, 2018

    So let me get this clear if it was an artist from Georgia it would be okay but since it’s Maroon 5 suddenly we have a problem?!!

    • Jasmine December 15, 2018

      It does not matter where an artist is from. If you are a headliner you should be able to do the show all on your own. Maroon 5 is being needy looking for a guest artist because they are not confident enough to headline on their own. Maroon 5’s neediness is the “problem.”

  7. Jamie December 16, 2018

    There’s a first time for everyrhing. How about no half-time show this year!

  8. Tyrone December 16, 2018

    Nicki Minaj hands down ✊???❤️???

  9. Queen Missy ?? December 16, 2018

    All the musical talent in Atlanta, this is what they get.

  10. #TeamTinashe Stan (New Nashe Music Coming Soon ?) December 16, 2018

    Nicki will do it in a heartbeat!
    That’s how desperate she is 🙂

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