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"The spectacle is the music, and we wanted to bring it back to a time when it was a bit easier than focusing on the connection to the songs," Levine
also said. In the midst of criticizing the NFL for treating Colin Kaepernick, one source confirmed that Variety had no questions during the "ET" interview.
"I'm not in the right industry, if I can not deal with a bit of controversy, it's the way it is, we expected it, we want to continue and talk about the music," he added that he consulted others before making the decision to execute. "I silenced the whole sound and listened to it and made my decision based on my feelings."
The meeting with Kevin Frazier will be the only media appearance that Levine makes this Sunday before the band's Super Bowl half-time performance. The NFL previously announced the cancellation of the usual pre-Super Bowl press conference with the half-time artists. The league explained that "the artists let their show speak," although many have speculated that the NFL forced the conference to avoid controversial issues.
Rihanna and Cardi B have both reportedly failed to appear in the Halftime Show showing solidarity with Kaepernick, who did not play in the NFL since the controversy arose in the 2016 season when the then 49ers quarterback knelt in protest against police brutality ,
Travis Scott and Big Boi perform alongside Maroon Five during the show. After criticizing their decision to go to the stage, the band announced on Tuesday that it will donate $ 500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. This follows the donation of Scott in partnership with the NFL to Dream Corps, a charity that fights for prison reform and social justice in the United States.
The interview will air during the Thursday episode of "Entertainment Tonight" on CBS at 19:30. ET / PT.