Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime show 'underwhelming' and 'bland'

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Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Big Boi, and Sleepy Brown perform during the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta. Scroll through our gallery to see all of the most incredible moments!

Critics were not very kind about Maroon 5's forgettable performance which included a medley of their songs Harder to Breathe, This Love, She Will Be Loved, Sugar, and Moves Like Jagger.

It was then back to Maroon 5 for Girls Like You and She Will Be Loved, before Big Boi rode in on a Cadillac convertible, minus his Outkast co-star Andre 3000, for The Way You Move. Throughout the show they continued to hit all of their fan's favorite tunes.

"I've never been more excited in my entire life to present this to the people because I believe that it's truly a reflection of all of us", said Levine.

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Another fan tweeted: "I hated everything about this Super Bowl". However, prior to the event, there were reports that big-name artists like Jay-Z and Rihanna had turned down performing, taking a stand in solidarity with former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick to highlight social justice issues. Maroon 5 with Big Boi and Travis Scott easily eclipsed the 7.5 song over/under, not lingering on any one for too long.

It's reported Maroon 5 were booked for the halftime show after a number of other acts, including Pink and Rihanna, turned it down for political reasons. And to top it all off, Adam Levine went topless, but that only raised a whole host of new issues. It closed with lead singer Adam Levine shirtless, his henna beach tattoos bursting beyond his jacket and undershirt. Yep. Tom Brady was made fun of, Travis Scott had his belt laughed at and the game was compared to fellow non-event, Fyre Festival.

The Super Bowl 53 halftime show was a mess that dragged along with just enough flashes of potential excitement to keep you watching - you know, kind of like the game. Timberlake previously performed in an infamous guest spot during Janet Jackson's 2004 Superbowl show, where he intentionally revealed her nipple by tearing off part of her costume.

The Atlantic - "Maroon 5's halftime show felt created to be forgotten".

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