This Sunday, the youthful, up-and-coming Los Angeles Rams will face off against the New England Patriots and the immortal Tom Brady on the biggest stage in sports. Super Bowl LIII will feature one of the league’s best offenses against one of its toughest defenses, with one of its most mediocre halftime performances stuck in the middle.
While most fans use halftime as an opportunity to take a bathroom break or refuel on nachos and beer, others will turn their attention to pop star Adam Levine and Maroon 5.
When the band was first announced to be headlining back in September, football and music fans alike quickly expressed their confusion and displeasure with the selection across social media. Sure, we all know Levine has the voice of an angel, there’s no denying it, but how can you have a Super Bowl in Atlanta of all places,and not make hip-hop and rap the central focus?
With artists like Future, Migos, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and T.I., just to name a few, all hailing from the city, it’s not like there was a shortage of names to consider.
After the immediate backlash from fans, the NFL did some scrambling and announced on Jan. 13 that the band will be joined by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, the latter of which calls Atlanta home.