People Are Angry Adam Levine Exposed His Nipples During Super Bowl Halftime Show
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A lot of pressure was riding on Adam Levine's and Maroon 5's shoulders as the Super Bowl went into the highly anticipated Halftime Show.
Was it going to be better than Justin Timberlake's show last year? Was Spongebob Squarepants going to make an appearance? What incredible, show stopping moment will happen?
Well there was certainly one thing that happened that grabbed everyone's attention: Adam Levine's nipples.
WHY CAN ADAM SHOW HIS NIPS BUT JANET CANT #superbowl
- Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) February 4, 2019
Wait a damn minute!! Janet Jackson show's a tiny bit of nipple, and all hell breaks loose. He takes off his shirt and nothing?!! What??!!!! I'm outraged! #SuperBowl #PepsiHalftime
- sans Care (@Madjora77) February 4, 2019
Super Bowl halftime nipple rules feel inconsistent
- Katie Nolan (@katienolan) February 4, 2019
Weird, I know. Something like that wouldn't be out of place during a normal Maroon 5 concert, but when placed in the history of Super Bowl Halftime Shows, it's very important and importantly controversial.
See, back in 2004, there was a mega line-up of artists that took to the Super Bowl stage, including Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly and Kid Rock.
They rocked out to mid-noughties bangers like 'Bad Boy for Life' and 'Hot in Heree', but Timberlake joined Ms Jackson at the end to perform his track 'Rock Your Body'.
The next thing that happened went down in Super Bowl history.
The NFL chalked it down to a 'wardrobe malfunction' and an 'accident', but just before the performance finished, Timberlake reached across Janet's chest and ripped off a piece of her outfit, exposing her right breast to everyone.
It broke records all over the place and led to Ms Jackson being the most searched for term for 2004 and 2005 as well as the most watched, recorded and replayed moment in TiVo history.
So, with that in mind, people are a bit confused as to why Adam Levine was allowed to parade on stage shirtless, while Janet was banned from performing at the NFL for life.
He ripped his shirt off halfway through his performance, much to the cheer of some of the crowd below.
But that wasn't the only moment during the Halftime Show that had people talking.
SPONGEBOB OPENED UP SICKO MODE! :scream: (via @thecheckdown) pic.twitter.com/NlGLh7kwrx
- ESPN (@espn) February 4, 2019
Many people were praying there was going to be a SpongeBob SquarePants appearance and there was. It just wasn't long enough.
People wanted SpongeBob's song 'Sweet Victory', which was performed by SpongeBob and pals at the halftime show of the 'Bubble Bowl' during the 'Band Geeks' episode, and it's a power ballad banger - perfect for the Super Bowl, we feel.
It was in homage of the cartoon's creator Stephen Hillenburg, who recently passed away.
Everyone was hoping the song would be played out in it's entirety, or at least a couple of bars. But what they were left with was maybe four seconds of the opening scene, which allowed for the next act, Travis Scott, to come on stage.
Understandably, people were pissed.