People are wondering if Maroon 5 canceled the traditional pre-Super Bowl press conference to avoid tough questions about their upcoming performance despite NFL controversies.
Maroon 5 has canceled its pre-Super Bowl press conference, which has been a tradition for musical acts before the big game.
The NFL issued a statement late Tuesday saying that instead of a press conference, the band will "let their show do the talking." But many on social media believe the band canceled to avoid awkward questions.
“Well, that's one way to keep people from asking About Colin Kaepernick,” said one person on social media.
“They don't want Maroon 5 to be asked why they didn't decline the halftime performance because of the NFL blackballing Kaepernick,” said another user.
Former NFL running back Reggie Bush spoke told Inside Edition about the band canceling the press conference and asked, "Why would [Maroon 5] be asked questions about Kaepernick?"
Maroon 5 will be joined by Travis Scott and Atlanta native Big Boi from OutKast inside the city’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of Atlanta Falcons and MLS champs Atlanta United.
The Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on CBS between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.