ADAM Levine “spoke to many people” before deciding to perform at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
The 39-year-old singer will take to the stage with his band Maroon 5 at the event this weekend, but after the news was confirmed earlier this month, they received backlash due to the current controversy surrounding the NFL due to the #TakeAKnee movement to protest racial inequality.
Many people called on Maroon 5 and the other confirmed performers – including rapper Big Boi and Travis Scott – to pull out of the show to support the movement, and Adam has now said it took him a long time to decide to accept the performance offer.
He said, “No one thought about it more than I did. No one put more thought and love into this than I did … I spoke to many people, most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt.”
Adam insists Maroon 5 will make sure people’s voices are heard through the Sugar hitmakers’ performance.
He added, “They will be [heard] – that’s all I want to say because I don’t want to spoil anything. And once again, I like to think that people know where I stand as a human being after two decades doing this. I’m not a speaker. I’m not a public speaker. I do speak, but it’s through the music. My life’s work and what I put out into the universe has been positive and hopefully inspiring … So, what I would say is, you know, we are going to do what we keep on doing, hopefully without becoming politicians and continuing to use the one voice we know how to use properly.” – BANG!