ATLANTA (CelebrityAccess) – The NFL has announced that Maroon 5’s pre-Super Bowl Halftime Show press conference is officially off.
The halftime show presser has long been a tradition of Super Bowl week, however, the NFL says Maroon 5 and the other artists like Travis Scott want to “let their show do the talking.”
The announcement comes amid continued criticism over Maroon 5, Big Boi and Scott’s decision to perform at the Super Bowl as the NFL remains locked in a legal battle with Colin Kaepernick.
Though the press conference did reportedly appear on the week’s official schedule of events, the NFL issued the following statement via Twitter Tuesday confirming it had been canceled.
“Maroon 5 has been working hard on a Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show that will meet and exceed the standards of this event. As it is about music, the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday. Starting with the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show announcement, we began a cross-platform rollout of behind-the-scenes footage and content from each of the halftime performers. Instead of hosting a press conference, this social and digital media rollout will continue through Sunday across our owned and operated media assets as well as through the platforms of the artists.”