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Adam Levine Addresses Halftime Show Hate on Instagram: ‘We Thank Our Critics’

Adam Levine Addresses Halftime Show Hate on Instagram: ‘We Thank Our Critics’”

Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Big Boi, and Sleepy Brown perform during the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta. On Sunday night, Levine posted photos to Instagram from the performance - where drones spelled out the words "One" and "Love" - and shared his gratitude both for the fans and the haters.

He thanked the universe for the opportunity, his fans, as well as addressed his haters/critics by thanking them for "pushing us to do better". "We look to have a good time".

Levine told Entertainment Tonight, an outlet that was granted exclusive access to the band after the group did not participate in a traditional press conference, that he spoke to "many people" before making the decision to perform but ultimately, "listened to myself".

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During their performance, Maroon 5 played throwbacks from their early albums, such as "Harder to Breathe" and "This Love", but turned up the volume with pop hits including "Moves Like Jagger".

Controversy and pay aside, there's still a major upside for the artists to performing at the Super Bowl.

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". CBS, which aired that Super Bowl, was fined $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for the 2004 incident, but the fine later was overturned.

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Many Super Bowl watchers, however, were more unimpressed by what Levine wasn't wearing - with some declaring the shirtless last-quarter of his halftime performance the sweaty second coming of "Nipplegate".

Michael Powell, the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), was called before the Senate and said that the incident represented "a new low for prime time television". Nobody really hated these halftime shows. "In fact, if anything, it's a cop out when you start talking about, 'I'm not a politician, I'm just doing the music.' Most of the musicians who have any kind of consciousness whatsoever understand what's going on here". Many artists had protested against the National Football League over its treatment of former American footballer Colin Kapernick and boycotted the Super Bowl.

Maroon 5, the halftime performer Sunday, teased a "Spongebob" cameo and delivered a brief reference to the "Band Geeks" episode.

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