The Funnest Twitter Responses to Maroon 5 Headlining the Super Bowl in Atlanta Instead of Outkast or Migos
Atlanta, get ready for…Maroon 5?
This year, the Super Bowl will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in Atlanta. It’s the first time since 2000 that Atlanta has hosted a Super Bowl. So, it’s going to be a special occasion.
For years there have been rumblings about having Outkast perform at the Super Bowl. Last year, Bruno Mars even mentioned what his dream Atlanta halftime performance would be: Outkast, Jermaine Dupri, and T.I.
On Wednesday, September 19th, Billboard confirmed who the halftime performance was going to be: Maroon 5, a band from Los Angeles, California.
Now, Maroon 5 is good band. And a very popular one, who is about to have another number one hit. But Maroon 5 isn’t what you think when you think of Atlanta performances. You think of the many iconic acts Atlanta has birthed, from Outcast to Future to T.I. to Gucci Mane.
Twitter was not happy with this. And, per usual, they came with the jokes:
WTF. Outcast, Usher, Ludicrous, T.I, Migos, Yeezy, Lil Jon are ATL originals and we get Maroon 5?🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/7Y3XLgNh0u
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) September 19, 2018
Outkast doing the Super Bowl halftime show in Atlanta is maybe the easiest decision in the history of humankind but instead we get… Maroon 5.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) September 19, 2018
Can we acknowledge that the first Maroon 5 album was fantastic but everything else has been so bad that one may wonder who actually did the first album and if the current Maroon 5 killed them and jumped inside their bodies and assumed their identities
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) September 19, 2018
Why does it matter that Maroon 5 is doing Super Bowl if you’re boycotting the NFL? pic.twitter.com/GRqlxTQdSs
— Gerrick D. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) September 19, 2018
A brief list of musicians more fitting for Atlanta’s Super Bowl than Maroon 5 pic.twitter.com/TF8oTEkADa
— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) September 19, 2018
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
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) September 19, 2018
Now if you REALLY wanna get mad…
…imagine Maroon 5 takes the Super Bowl halftime show stage and does nothing but Migos and T.I. and Outkast covers *in the style of Maroon 5*
— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) September 19, 2018
Atlanta, home of Outkast, T.I., Future, Ludacris, Usher, etc., gets Maroon 5 to play the damn Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/KHpGNRsJGX
— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) September 19, 2018
.@nfl: “We need a halftime show for the Super Bowl”
The city of Atlanta:
Luda@nfl: “Hey what about Maroon 5?”
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) September 19, 2018
Not picked to headline an Atlanta Super Bowl:
Run the Jewels
Ying Yang Twins
Rich Homie Quan
Dem Franchise Boyz
Waka Flocka Flame
Picked to headline an Atlanta Super Bowl:
— Ñic Gulas (@Nic_Gulas) September 19, 2018
Imagine how sick a show consisted of some of these legends could be:
Lil’ Jon & Eastside Boyz
T-Boz & Chili
I hope Maroon 5 reaches out in some way, but there was a golden opportunity here they are missing. https://t.co/BvPnf2JTk5
— KD Drummond (@KDDrummondNFL) September 19, 2018
The NFL could’ve had the greatest Dirty South concert ever with Outkast, Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Future, Lil’ Jon, T.I., Jeezy, & Gucci Mane all being from Atlanta, but instead they went with……..Maroon 5 for the Super Bowl. What are we even doing?
— Rob Savage (@rob__savage) September 19, 2018
There was only 1 correct choice for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show and Maroon 5 is not it… pic.twitter.com/lLmFnXqTYH
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 19, 2018
*Whispers* I actually like Maroon 5 pic.twitter.com/0YJgRQ5Yve
— Playswith Squirrels (@MikeSceezie) September 19, 2018
Super Bowl LIII goes down on February 4rd 2019. Maroon 5 will be headling the halftime show. Cardi B and Travis Scott will also make appearances.