If you watched the Super Bowl LIII halftime show you got to witness a shirtless and tattooed Adam Levine sing classic Maroon 5 songs while proving to the world he still has the “moves like Jagger.”
The Pepsi Super Bowl LIII half time show featured performances by Maroon 5, Travis Scott (and SpongeBob), and Atlanta native Big Boi. While the overall show wasn’t quite what you would expect from a multi-million dollar Super Bowl halftime show, it was the performance by Adam Levine that had social media buzzing.
As soon as Adam Levine took to the Super Bowl stage, people took to Twitter to roast his performance and what he was wearing. People were also quick to note that he was able to remove his shirt during the halftime show when Janet Jackson was criticized for having her nipple exposed during her and Justin Timberlake’s halftime performance in 2004.
Twitter drags Adam Levine for Super Bowl halftime show
When Adam Levine was wearing his top, some people quickly noticed the pattern and said it looked like a throw pillow and other home items from Target.
adam levine’s home collection 2019 pic.twitter.com/jkKzu5ClX8
— Kevinruizu (@kevinruizu) February 4, 2019
adam levine: pic.twitter.com/lk9rqBBAze
— olive (@spookyclique09) February 4, 2019
I NEVER SAID ADAM LEVINE LOOKS LIKE A HUMAN JUUL SKIN E NEWS BE LYING I SAID HE LOOKS LIKE STUCK FRUIT ROLL UP TONGUE TATTOS ALL OVER HIS BODY GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT FAKE NEWS
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) February 4, 2019
People also commented on his tattoos.
Wait…so, Adam Levine’s tattoos weren’t real? pic.twitter.com/7mBziFuhX7
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) February 4, 2019
I just saw someone say Adam Levine’s tattoos make him look like a Chipotle bag. Now I can’t unsee it? pic.twitter.com/3VJrryWlZO
— Thick-fil-A (@LilDonaldVert) February 4, 2019
Gonna contact my great grandmother on Adam Levine’s chest… pic.twitter.com/bGkeV80Nah
— Ari The Barbarian (@AriBarbarian) February 4, 2019
Adam Levine’s tattoos look like he just goes to a tattoo parlor and says “One tattoo please.” pic.twitter.com/yLY5kPM5fk
— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) February 4, 2019
— Steelerfan_ Barbara (@steelerfan_) February 4, 2019
Adam Levine’s tattoos looks like he just asked the artist to draw the first page of Google Image Search results for “tattoo”. pic.twitter.com/zgH7OBbshL
— Crommunist (@Crommunist) February 4, 2019
Most annoying tweets about the Super Bowl; why are Adam Levine’s nipples ok but Janet Jackson’s aren’t ? I can’t believe people are really bothered by this
— Steph (@iliana26_) February 4, 2019
— sans Care (@Madjora77) February 4, 2019
Anyone else think Adam Levine looks like an Ed Hardy T-shirt? pic.twitter.com/cGC1ZZ4673
— Al ? (@shortysherman) February 4, 2019
— Max Powers (@MaxPowers44) February 4, 2019
I missed the superbowl but I’ve been informed adam levine tried to fuck everyone
— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) February 4, 2019
Katie Couric felt some kind of way.
This halftime show is starting to make me uncomfortable. #SuperBowl53
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) February 4, 2019
The Patriots winning another Super Bowl after Adam Levine took his shirt off is the worst thing to happen to the city of Atlanta in a long time
— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) February 4, 2019
— Kyle Jemison (@KyleJemison) February 4, 2019
here’s the script for the movie I wrote about how adam levine chose his superbowl outfit pic.twitter.com/6ALcSYFQQS
— Mitra Jouhari (@tweetrajouhari) February 4, 2019
Y’all good with that halftime show?
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 4, 2019
WATCH: Adam Levine Super Bowl performance full video
In case you missed Adam Levine’s Super Bowl halftime performance, you can check out the full video below featuring Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Adam Levine speaks on Super Bowl halftime show
Adam Levine, took to Instagram to speak about the performance and share a message to his fans and followers.
“When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote,” Levine, 39, wrote in the caption of the photo. “Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love.”
Levine continued, “And the list of words is… Forgive, Laugh, Cry, Smile, Share, Live, Endure, Embrace, Remember, Enlighten, Preserve, Inspire, Sweat, Fight, Express, Give, Receive, Elevate, Climb, Unify, Fortify, Soften, Dance, Scream, Dream, Educate, Provide, Inhale, Exhale, Persevere, Stand, Kneel, Overcome, Love, Listen.”
When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote. Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight. We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love. ❤️ And the list of words is… Forgive Laugh Cry Smile Share Live Endure Embrace Remember Enlighten Preserve Inspire Sweat Fight Express Give Receive Elevate Climb Unify Fortify Soften Dance Scream Dream Educate Provide Inhale Exhale Persevere Stand Kneel Overcome Love Listen