While the lead-up to Maroon 5's appearance at the Super Bowl sparked a spirited debate about the decision to perform during a controversial year, the band's actual 14 minutes on stage will likely go down in halftime history as rather forgettable.
Maroon 5, a harmless pop band, took the job in January and became the target of backlash for doing so.
After much speculation, the Super Bowl did, in fact, honorSpongeBob Squarepants in the half-time show Super Bowl 53.
The Guardian - " Adam Levine's torso can't save tedious affair". "SPONGEBOB SWEET VICTORY CMON. the clip was good BUT DONT FALL SHORT PLS" "Why were the 5 seconds of SpongeBob the best part of this halftime show ..." added another.
The song "Sweet Victory" comes from one of the most iconic episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants".
The addition of Big Boi, who is more synonymous with his native Atlanta than Coca Cola and streets named "Peachtree", to the performance roster, along with fellow rapper Scott, did little to appease critics.
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Case in point: Rihanna, Cardi B, Pink, and Jay-Z all reportedly turned down the chance to helm this year's half-time show, a few of them pointing specifically to the NFL's treatment of Kaepernick.
The overwhelming response on social media seems to be one of disappointment, though, with fans hilariously complaining about Travis Scott taking the place of an actual performance of "Sweet Victootherswhile other argue that the mere performance of "SICKO MODE" wasn't enough".
"I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform", she told the Associated Press last week.
Big Boi arrives in style in a convertible for the half-time show during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Maroon 5 and the gospel choir.
"To pay homage musically to your geographical location is a attractive thing and he epitomizes music in this part of the country", said Levine of Big Boi.