“We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage,” read a caption on the band’s Instagram account, which also doubles as Adam Levine’s personal Instagram.
“We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love.”
Many viewers were unhappy with the boring, but not necessarily bad, show, which featured nearly 14 minutes of disjointed transitions between Levine and fellow performers Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Not to mention that people were unhappy that Maroon 5 and the band’s fellow performers took the gig in the first place, considering the NFL’s repeated attempts to silence player protests against police brutality and other social injustices.
“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,” he said.
He always knew expected that controversy would come with the gig, no matter what he did.
“I think when you look back on every Super Bowl halftime show, it is this insatiable urge to hate a little bit,” the singer added. “I am not in the right profession if I can’t handle a bit of controversy. It is what it is. We would like to move on from it and speak through the music.”