Performing at the Super Bowl halftime show may be a fleeting dream for many musicians, but for Adam Levine, it was an experience he does not want to repeat.
The Maroon 5 frontman appeared on the “Zach Sang Show”. Levine, 40, described his “Super Bowl” halftime show performance as “a stressful time” in his life.
“That stressful s**t,” he told Sang. “That was a stressful time in my life that I wish to never visit again.”
Maroon 5 performed alongside Travis Scott and Big Boi. All parties were heavily shunned for signing on despite Colin Kaepernick’s blackballing by the league. A petition was even signed calling for Maroon 5 to drop out. Several artists — including Jay-Z, Cardi B, and Rihanna — reportedly turned down offers to perform in a show of solidarity.
Scott agreed to participate in the halftime show only if the NFL joined him in donation $500,000 to Dream Corps, an organization founded by Van Jones that supports social justice efforts. Maroon 5 later announced they had joined with the NFL and Interscope Records to donate the same amount to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.