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Wow, The Internet Really Didn't Enjoy Maroon 5's Superbowl Halftime Show

Wow, The Internet Really Didn't Enjoy Maroon 5's Superbowl Halftime Show

Sunday's halftime performance featured a number of big starts, from Adam Levine and Maroon 5 to Travis Scott and Big Boi.

So Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi (one half of hip-hop duo Outkast) will all likely receive small potatoes for performing.

But the crowd seemed to get riled up the most for Big Boi, who rolled into the show in a classic auto.

Maroon 5, led by Levine of course, performed some of their popular hits, including "This Love", "She Will Be Loved" and "Girls Like You".

Confused about the brief "SpongeBob" scene that served as an intro into Scott's "Sicko Mode"?

Despite rumors that Mick Jagger himself might appear to accompany Levine on the song, he did not join Maroon 5 for what turned out to be their closing song.

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Even Spongebob and a shirtless Adam Levine couldn't save last night's halftime show.

The Super Bowl halftime show is one of the music world's most prized gigs, considering that each performance brings with it a guaranteed nine-figure viewing audience.

Rumors swirled for months that the iconic song, "Sweet Victory" would be incorporated into the halftime show, and that cameo was all-but confirmed ahead of Sunday's game. Out of the fire, Travis Scott emerged in flames on stage.

Big Boi: Joining the other two on stage, Big Boi represents the Atlanta portion of this Super Bowl perfomring trio. "I just love being as naked as possible all the time - it feels really natural to me", Levine told Out magazine in 2011. Rapper Cardi B said she declined the lucrative opportunity as well. Taking his cue from the opening number in the set ("Harder to Breathe"), he gave a performance that was both pitchy and timid - and it didn't get much better from there.

This year's Superbowl performance follows last year's equally maligned show with Justin Timberlake.

"I will not be a spectator, viewer or supporter of the #SuperBowl today in protest of the @NFL's racist treatment of @Kaepernick7 and its ongoing disregard for the health + well-being of all its players", director Ava DuVernay wrote. But should we have a few more years like this, the halftime show will become what the opposition response to the State of the Union address is to politics: a thankless job that can only end in embarrassment (here's looking at you, Stacey Abrams). For weeks, Travis faced a backlash from peers and fans for agreeing to a Super Bowl performance amidst a strong National Football League boycott.