This Year's Super Bowl Music Act Is A Safe, Expected Choice

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As rumoured, Maroon 5 will perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl LIII, the band confirmed today. It was also announced that Travis Scott and Big Boi will be the supporting acts for the big game taking place in Atlanta, Georgia early next month.

This confirmation comes after reports that Jay-Z, Cardi B, and Rihanna said no to performing at the Super Bowl as a show of solidarity with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick made headlines when he kneeled during the National Anthem in protest of the racial inequality in the United States, and he hasn't played professionally since 2017.

Scott told Billboard that he only agreed to performing at the Super Bowl if the football league agreed to make a donation to an organisation fighting for social justice. Scott himself donated $500,000 to Dream Corps.

Super Bowl LIII will be broadcast on CBS and and streamed on CBSSports.com on Sunday, February 3. CBS and GameSpot are sister companies.

Some of the biggest names in music and entertainment have performed at Super Bowl halftime shows over the years, including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen just to name a few.

In other news, EA Sports typically releases a "Super Bowl" edition of the latest Madden game at a lower price and with some extras packed in, so keep checking back with GameSpot for more.

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JohnnyKChop

Barf.

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OrgeLambart

Don't know why people are attacking Maroon 5, probably because it's not garbage mumble crap.. I mean you'll get your mumble crap fix with Big Boi and Travis Scott, isn't that enough.. Oh wait I stopped watching the NFL after the whole lets pander to crying babies crap they pulled..

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Lamesy

@OrgeLambart: "Big Boi makes mumble rap" -some dope who knows nothing about hip hop

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lionheartssj1

Yea, I usually skip the show anyway and Maroon 5 will all but ensure I will again.

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cheater87

No Spongebob music? :(

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Heqteur

Nothing is a safe choice considering how offended people get even when nothing happens.

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MasterFrankGrimes

Call that music? How cute.

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Virtue777

@masterfrankgrimes: considering they make more money in one interview than your whole trailer park pulls in with all their gov bux combined, they probably know more about music than you. Capitalism reigns.