Adam Levine Addresses Fans & Critics in Post-Super Bowl Instagram Message

Immediately following Maroon 5's 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, frontman Adam Levine offered his thoughts on choosing to perform at this year's event. 

Levine left a message addressed to both fans and critics on Instagram Sunday night (Feb. 3), alongside a photo highlighting a "One Love" light display.

"When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote," Levine wrote. "Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love."

The note ended with an actual list of words Levine came up with: forgive, laugh, cry, smile, share, live, endure, embrace, remember, enlighten, preserve, inspire, sweat, fight, express, give, receive, elevate, climb, unify, fortify, soften, dance, scream, dream, educate, provide, inhale, exhale, persevere, stand, knee, overcome, love, listen.

Prior to the game, Levine spoke to only one outlet about the controversy surrounding the halftime show. "I'm not in the right profession if I can't handle a little bit of controversy," he said in an interview with ET. "It's what it is. We expected it. We would like to move on from it. And like I said earlier, speak through the music." The band canceled the usual pre-show Super Bowl conference.

See Levine's post-show Super Bowl post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote. Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love. ❤️ And the list of words is... Forgive Laugh Cry Smile Share Live Endure Embrace Remember Enlighten Preserve Inspire Sweat Fight Express Give Receive Elevate Climb Unify Fortify Soften Dance Scream Dream Educate Provide Inhale Exhale Persevere Stand Kneel Overcome Love Listen

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