Big Boi makes a cameo in one of many movies.
Maroon 5 are holding the main points of their halftime efficiency at Sunday's (Feb. three) Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta below tight wraps, however Adam Levine and the fellows pulled again the curtain a bit in a collection of current behind-the-scenes rehearsal pics. The photographs of the band figuring out their set in what appears to be like like a large warehouse have been posted with no commentary aside from the hashtag #M53.
Among the photographs is a brief clip with Levine and ATL rapper and OutKast legend Big Boi, who will be a part of the group for the efficiency together with rapper Travis Scott. "There's high secret issues going out right here on the west coast," Big says within the clip, as a silent Levine places his finger to his lips.
They additionally posted a recipe for a Maroon 5 Layer Trifle to go together with these nachos and wings on Sunday.
Unlike the 2 earlier halftime performers, Justin Timberlake (2018) and Lady Gaga (2017) — who made a lot of TV appearances and promotional clips to hype their Super Bowl units — Maroon 5 haven’t finished any press and have solely acknowledged that they’re showing on the huge recreation a short promotional clip launched on Jan. 13, the identical day that the NFL formally confirmed their participation. That lengthy wait was in distinction to Timberlake and Gaga, whose SB units have been introduced on, respectively, Sept. 29, 2016 and Oct. 22, 2017.
Maroon 5 are the topic of a change.org petition asking them to drop out of the gig in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his efforts to protest racial inequality within the U.S. by taking a knee; at press time the petition has greater than 111,000 signatures. The identical petitioner additionally began a second drive asking all three artists to #TakeAKnee in the course of the efficiency in honor of Kaepernick's signature protest. The band and the NFL haven’t responded to requests for touch upon the petitions.
Before M5's set was lastly confirmed by the league, Scott informed Billboard that he wouldn’t settle for the invitation till the league agreed to affix him in donating $500,000 to a social justice trigger. Spokespeople for the NFL and headline halftime sponsor Pepsi had not responded to Billboard's request for remark at press time.