How many people do you think tweeted while watching Super Bowl 50 last night? Millions, right? And how many of those tweets were about the halftime show? Well there’s at least one tweet from a famous celeb that didn’t go unnoticed by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who played at the halftime show—at least he did according to Empire star Taraji P. Henson. We’ll explain!
On Instagram, Levine shared a screenshot of a post from Henson’s own Instagram account, which showed a picture of the concert from Sunday’s halftime show. Along with the image, Henson wrote, “YAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!! #maroon5 is life to me!!! #superbowl50 #HappyCamper I am [sic],” which would be fine, as a lot of people would love to see one of their favorite bands playing between the second and third quarters of the biggest game of the year. The only problem is that it wasn’t Maroon 5 that played the halftime show for Super Bowl 50—it was Coldplay.
The mistake aside, Adam Levine didn’t mind the idea of his band playing the Super Bowl, simply typing, “THIS.” in regards to Taraji P. Henson’s post, although some might argue that it was more of a jab at Taraji P. Henson. In any chase, it’s clear that Maroon 5 fans didn’t object to the notion of the band playing the Super Bowl, at least judging by the over 203,000 likes on Levine’s post! Notable comments included, “So, a little free publicity never hurts!” “oh man, would love to see M5 kill it at the next super bowl! tired of seeing Beyoncé [sic],” and, “M5 need to play at a the Super Bowl then I would really watch the half time show. [sic]”
But while, “Cookie ain’t such a smart cookie!! [sic]” as one fan put it (referring to her character Cookie Lyon on Empire), Taraji P. Henson at least had the sense to acknowledge her mistake, sort of. Her excuse? She didn’t know Coldplay existed! That said, she still had some sort of excuse, saying that where she was watching the game had a lot of drinks and she may have had too much “Kool-Aid.” It’s okay, though, fans of both bands will eventually forget. And hey, maybe she just gave the NFL an idea of what to do for the halftime show next year!