Last week we learned that the 2019 Super Bowl Pepsi halftime show might be doubling as the take-a-quick-nap break, because it was reported that the headliner will be Maroon 5. Someone helping to arrange the halftime show must have realized that unless they want to lose a whole lot of viewers to the Puppy Bowl’s kitty halftime show, they better add some razzle dazzle. According to TMZ, Cardi B is currently in negotiations to join Adam Levine and the rest of the Maroons on stage. The only problem is, negotiations are getting a little difficult because Cardi B wants to be the star of her own set.
According to sources, Cardi is currently in talks to come out for Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You.” Cardi is featured on the song, so it makes sense that she might make an appearance. The trouble is, Cardi wants a solo set. She’s reportedly getting a lot of offers to perform next February, and she wants the Super Bowl appearance to be worth her while. Cardi, don’t do it! I know what happened the last time a sexy, confident singer got on stage with a high-pitched pop guy at the Super Bowl, and it didn’t end well.
There is the chance that Cardi B’s addition to the show isn’t because the Super Bowl realized they had a formula that worked back in 2016 when Coldplay was joined by Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. TMZ says a lot of people weren’t happy that a Super Bowl taking place in Atlanta didn’t have a halftime show that accurately represented the fans or the city. Maroon 5 is from Los Angeles. Cardi B isn’t from Atlanta (she’s from The Bronx), so who knows how well this latest information is sitting with those who wanted to see Atlanta represented.
However, Cardi B is married to rapper Offset, of the group Migos, who are from Atlanta. That made me immediately picture Cardi B saying the words: “Ladies and gentlemen…” before bringing them out on stage as a surprise act. Although she might not get that kind of creative control, because it’s not the Pepsi Presents the Cardi B Halftime Show-currrrrr.
But if Cardi does agree to it, the halftime show committee would be dumb not to give her a solo set. Cardi B seems a million times more football than Maroon 5 is. I don’t know that for sure, but if she can throw a shoe and accurately hit one of her enemies, surely she could easily spiral a football into the end zone.