ATLANTA (AP) — Maroon 5 has canceled its information convention to debate the band’s Tremendous Bowl halftime efficiency, selecting to not meet with reporters as most acts have executed.
The NFL introduced Tuesday that “the artists will let their present do the speaking as they put together to take the stage this Sunday.”
Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, will likely be joined by Outkast member Huge Boi and Houston rapper Travis Scott at halftime of the sport between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. The NFL says as an alternative of a information convention with the performers, it’s going to use media platforms to point out behind-the-scenes footage and content material.
Whereas Maroon 5 didn’t give a motive for its resolution, it comes as some entertainers have mentioned social injustice must be addressed throughout the Tremendous Bowl.
That has led to some criticism of performers who’re holding occasions in Atlanta. Jermaine Dupri mentioned he was known as a “sellout” for internet hosting a Tremendous Bowl-related occasion throughout a gathering with individuals who had misplaced members of the family as results of police brutality. After the assembly, Dupri and the victims’ members of the family got here to a compromise and the music mogul plans to present moms a platform to talk onstage throughout his Tremendous Bowl Stay occasion in Atlanta
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick helped begin a wave of protests by kneeling throughout the nationwide anthem to boost consciousness to police brutality, racial inequality and different social points.