Sorry, but Maroon 5 will NOT be taking questions from the media about their Super Bowl halftime show!
To all media who was hoping to get some more tea on why Maroon 5 is doing the Super Bowl halftime show instead of supporting Colin Kaepernick, you’re out of luck. Read on why…
CelebNSports247.com reports that the NFL just announced the pre-show press conference is officially OFF.
The halftime show press conference has been a tradition for YEARS, but NOT this year. Over the years there have been shining moments during the halftime show press conference like Justin Timberlake held last year, Gaga before that and Prince who famously busted out his guitar back in 2007.
The NFL says Maroon 5 and the other artists like Travis Scott want to “let their show do the talking” — but it seems pretty obvious it’s all about Kaepernick.
TMZSports reports, there’s been a strong push from big stars like Common and Nick Cannon for the halftime show performers to pull out over the way the league has treated Kap. Other stars like Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kelly Rowland have said they wouldn’t work with the NFL in the wake of Kaepernick’s allegations he’s been blackballed for taking a knee during the national anthem.
Thanks to SportsBusiness Journal’s Daniel Kaplan who revealed the presser had been on the official schedule of events, the NFL is looking rather shady about now.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport essentially confirmed by saying the presser was “canceled.”
Of course, The NFL issued a statement saying:
Maroon 5 has been working hard on a Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show that will meet and exceed the standards of this event. As it is about music, the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday.
With a league that continues to sign criminals, domestic abusers, and recovering addicts, they are surely doing everything they can to hide the fact they’re still blackballing Kaepernick for standing up against injustice.
It’s just another way to keep the media out, and the NFL doesn’t have to face the Kaepernick questions everyone wants to ask. #CurruptionAtItsBest