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Maroon 5 Will Reportedly Perform At The Super Bowl And A Lot Of People Aren't Happy

The NFL didn't confirm the report about the 2019 halftime show, saying the speculation is "Super Bowl tradition."

Posted on September 19, 2018, at 2:56 p.m. ET

Maroon 5 are reportedly set to perform during the Super Bowl 53 halftime show on Feb. 3, 2019, according to Billboard.

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Citing sources, Billboard reported that the band will headline the halftime show and that Cardi B and Travis Scott may appear as special guests.

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A representative for Maroon 5 did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but Variety also confirmed the report.

The NFL, meanwhile, declined to confirm, instead telling Billboard it's a "Super Bowl tradition" to speculate about upcoming performers.

"We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans, but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show," the league said.

Meanwhile, a lot of people expressed their unhappiness on Twitter with the selection of Maroon 5.

Atlanta, home of Outkast, T.I., Future, Ludacris, Usher, etc., gets Maroon 5 to play the damn Super Bowl.

I actually like Maroon 5 but we couldn’t get any hip-hop artists for a Super Bowl in Atlanta?

People also said the NFL should have considered artists who hail from Atlanta, where the Super Bowl is taking place.

Super Bowl host Atlanta is one of the greatest music cities on the planet. NFL: https://t.co/4xvjIKkTPI

A brief list of musicians more fitting for Atlanta's Super Bowl than Maroon 5

.@nfl: “We need a halftime show for the Super Bowl” The city of Atlanta: 2 Chainz 3 stacks Future Migos Flocka Jeezy THUGGER Gucci Big Boi T.I. Luda @nfl: “Hey what about Maroon 5?”

having the super bowl in atlanta and getting maroon 5 to perform at halftime is like going to pappadeaux and asking the waiter to bring you some long john silver’s https://t.co/tmtBfkX46C

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