Maroon 5 Avoids Politics - and Entertainment - During Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Nor did Adam Levine adhere to the advice of Roger Waters and take a knee.

Sunday's Super Bowl show highlighted Maroon 5 featuring Sicko Mode and Outkast's Big Boi, along with a Spongebob Squarepants tribute. And while Big Boi made a splash during the show, escorted onto the field in a auto and wearing an enormous fur coat while rapping "The Way You Move", an Outkast reunion was not meant to be: Andre 3000 was nowhere to be found.

The concert carried the added burden of a historically lackluster game: the score between the New England Patriots and the Los Angels Rams was just 3-0 at halftime when Maroon 5 took the stage amid fire blasts and a light show.

Not unlike the Academy's inability to secure a viable host for the Oscars, the NFL's quest to nail down a halftime performer proved a surprisingly controversial affair. However, Levine told Entertainment Tonight that "no one thought about it more than I did".

The musician was only one stage for a couple minutes - to the disappointed of many fans, some of whom complained about his short appearance.

It's safe to say that they'll still be making millions thanks to the Super Bowl promotion.

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"After Scott's performance, Maroon 5's lead vocalist Adam Levine was joined by a gospel choir to perform 'Girls Like You".

Scott performed his No. 1 hit, "Sickomode", and Levine awkwardly danced beside him, which looked nearly as bad as Katy Perry dancing next to Missy Elliott at Super Bowl 49.

Another rumor was that Andre 3000 would be a surprise guest and reunite with Big Boi for an Outkast reunion - a possibility that had fans very excited. It was reported by People that Maroon 5, Interscope Records and the National Football League will donate $500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Maroon 5 were up against it from the start, but they weren't entirely helped by the internet's decision to turn savage on account of frontman Adam Levine's choice of vest. The Super Bowl, it seems, has listened.

Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton addressed the protest controversy in an interview with People saying, "I think there are plenty of people - a lot of the players, to be honest - who support Kap and also do their job for the NFL".