Super Bowl: Shirtless Adam Levine sparks debate over Janet Jackson’s nip slip

Adam Levine may have gone shirtless for part of the 2019 Super Bowl LIII Pepsi Halftime Show - but it was his tank top that stole the show.

2004, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake controversy. Maroon 5 even sent out an Instagram post saying, "We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world's biggest stage".

He then went on to list all of the words that he wrote, some of which eagle-eyed fans may have noticed if they were able to look away from Levine's on-stage dancing and extended clothing removal process. "I'd like to think that people know where I stand as a human being after two decades of doing this".

But author Glennon Doyle may have highlighted the inequity of the situation best, tweeting: "Poor Adam he showed his nips at the Super Bowl so now his career will be ruined like Janet's".

Many Super Bowl watchers, however, were more unimpressed by what Levine wasn't wearing - with some declaring the shirtless last-quarter of his halftime performance the sweaty second coming of "Nipplegate". "Now I have to explain to my children that adam levine has nipples", said one critic. We're not familiar with the back country maniacs but any promotion is good promotion, right?

Thank you internet for making a pretty boring halftime show a lot more entertaining.

Francesa - as Francesa tends to do - went off topic while discussing Jared Goff and into a thorough criticism of Maroon 5's performance. Travis Scott IS the new punk rock.

They accepted the invitation to play the event after Rihanna and Cardi B reportedly turned it down, amid the row between the National Football League and player Colin Kaepernick. "I do speak, but it's through the music".

The sportsman made headlines a year ago with his refusal to stand for the National Anthem, in a protest against police brutality and institutional racism.


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