Maroon 5 Tease Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show With New Promo

Angelo Anderson
January 14, 2019

It's official: As Variety reported back in September, Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in Atlanta on February 3, and the group will be joined by rapper Travis Scott and former Outkast member Big Boi. The league says Maroon 5 will feature guest artists, including Big Boi (the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast) and Scott. At the end of the minute-long clip, the halftime show logo appeared. This was in reference to a viral petition that asked for David Glen Eisley's "Sweet Victory" to be performed in tribute to Spongebob's late creator, Stephen Hillenburg. It will also be between shows for Travis Scott, who is on his Astroworld stadium tour.

Last year, speculation over the band's decision to sign on for the high-profile performance brought controversy with some fans calling for them to forego the event in support Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started the #TakeAKnee movement to protest racial injustices.

Maroon Five and Big Boi marked the occasion by sharing his excitement via Twitter. Others, including rapper Meek Mill and Al Shaprton, publicly criticized Scott for signing on.

Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan told Vibe magazine in December he hoped Travis Scott, also rumoured as a performer at the time, wouldn't participate for the same reason. "I mean, I haven't seen that much on it besides the headlines and the click-bait and all that good stuff, but hopefully it doesn't work out".

Precisely 30 minutes before the official Super Bowl announcement was made, Scott issued a statement saying that in partnership with the National Football League, he will donate $500,000 to Dream Corps, a nonprofit founded by CNN commentator Van Jones that, according to its mission statement, supports "economic, environmental and criminal justice innovators".

The Girls Like You band's big news about Super Bowl LII in Atlanta was confirmed via People on Sunday.

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