The Super Bowl halftime performer has been chosen. According to a report from Variety, Maroon 5 will perform at Super Bowl LIII and the report hints at several possible guest appearances from Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar.
Here’s more from the report:
Maroon 5 will be the halftime performers at the 2019 Super Bowl, two sources confirm to Variety. Reps for the group and the NFL could not immediately be reached for comment.
While the group is stylistically more similar to recent performers like Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars than more controversial ones such as Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Maroon 5’s most recent hit was a tag-team with Cardi B — “I Like It,” named one of the top songs of the summer by recent streaming service charts — and it recently collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on the song “Don’t Wanna Know,” so some left-field guest appearances on Super Bowl Sunday are certainly a possibility.
Immediate reaction from those on social media suggest this is a “safe” choice from the NFL, but some fans would prefer a different act.
— Variety (@Variety) September 19, 2018
The NFL could have gone bold for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, which boasts a rich hip-hop culture.
OutKast seemed to be the popular fan pick with the group’s ties to the Atlanta area.
Super Bowl LIII kicks off on February 3, 2019.