Lil Jon says he understands Maroon 5's choice to cancel its information convention to debate the band’s Super Bowl halftime efficiency with reporters.
Maroon 5, with frontman Adam Levine, was supposed to talk with the media Thursday to advertise their Super Bowl 53 look, however determined to cancel and let their “present do the speaking.”
“When you are available in and simply wish to give an ideal present, however you bought all of those different distractions, it’s like ‘Let’s not discuss it.’ Let’s cope with the present,” Lil Jon instructed The Associated Press after his efficiency on the Pepsi Brunch Party on Thursday. “Let individuals see the present. So, I get it.”
The occasion additionally honored New York Giants working again Saquon Barkley and featured a efficiency by Bryce Vine.
Maroon 5 didn’t give a motive for its choice to forgo the press convention, which most halftime acts have participated in. However, it comes as some entertainers have mentioned social injustice must be addressed throughout the Super Bowl.
The band might be joined by Big Boi of Outkast and rapper Travis Scott at halftime of the sport between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots.
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.
“It only a lot occurring round this Super Bowl, the music and halftime present, so perhaps they simply don’t wish to cope with that and simply need the individuals to see the present,” Jon instructed The Associated Press.
Lil Jon will star in Pepsi’s Super Bowl industrial with Steve Carell and Cardi B. The Atlanta-based producer may even be one of many featured performers at NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal’s “Shaq’s Fun House” music occasion Friday together with performances by Migos, Diplo and Tiesto.
He mentioned he desires to symbolize his hometown metropolis of Atlanta and showcase his craft.
“This is my metropolis,” he mentioned. “I’m born and raised right here. It’s a possibility to come back and see why we take a lot satisfaction on this metropolis. This metropolis is majority African-American. Black mayor, black police chief. With the Super Bowl being right here, we’ve got to showcase our metropolis.”