Dennis Vasak, Jr., Associated Press
Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019 20:24 EST
ATLANTA – Maroon 5 canceled a press conference to discuss the group's performance at the Super Bowl during the break, deciding not to meet with journalists, as most speeches did.
On Tuesday, the NFL announced that "artists will allow to perform on the show, preparing to enter the stage this Sunday."
Former Outkast Big Boy and Houston rapper Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 with frontman Adam Levin during a break in the game between Los Angeles Rams and The New England Patriots. The NFL says that instead of a press conference with performers, it will use media platforms to show backstage frames and content.
While Maroon 5 did not give a reason for its decision, this happens because some artists say that social injustice must be eliminated during the Super Bowl.
This has led to some criticism of artists who hold events in Atlanta. Jermaine Dupree said he was called a “sale” for holding an event related to the Super Bowl during a meeting with people who lost family members as a result of police brutality. After the meeting, Dupree and the family members of the victims came to a compromise, and the music tycoon plans to provide mothers with a platform to perform on stage during his Super Bowl Live event in Atlanta.
Former NFL advocate Colin Kapernic helped launch a wave of protests, kneeling during the national anthem to raise awareness of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.