Maroon 5 Struggles Looking For Co-Appearances for Super Bowl Half Time Show
by Kristine Sage
3 months ago
Maroon 5 has been under fire for agreeing to headline the Super Bowl Half Time Show, particularly after Rihanna turned it down in solidarity against the NFL’s stance on Colin Kaepernick’s unwillingness to take the knee at the national anthem as a protest against police brutality.
Who would have thought that the Super Bowl Halftime show, what used to be the most coveted gig in music history, would now be the least wanted gig? The NFL has not yet officially announced Maroon 5 as the halftime show act, but it’s been a major struggle to get even local acts who at the time will be performing at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, including Migos, Lil Yachty, and Lil Baby. Other acts performing in town during the days leading up to the game include Post Malone and Bruno Mars.
It is reported that Cardi B has “been going back and forth” over her decision to appear, but Maroon 5 has been rejected by more than half a dozen artists who were approached. Fellow celebrities have also criticized Maroon 5 for agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, including Amy Schumer who has taken to Instagram to express her feelings.
According to Variety, sources have claimed the band has asked personally, but none have agreed to appear yet. Cardi B, who features on Maroon 5’s song “Girls Like You”, says she has been approached. “She’s been going back and forth, but it’s a no right now,” according to sources. Back in February, Cardi said that she would only perform if “they hire Colin Kaepernick back”.