WATCH: Adam Levine Strips Down In Super Bowl Show
Not since Janet Jackson’s "wardrobe malfunction" 15 years ago has there been so much talk about nipple in a Super Bowl halftime show.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine slowly stripped down during the band’s performance on Sunday, showing off his tattooed torso for the closing number, “Moves Like Jagger.”
On Twitter, comedy writer Zack Bornstein quipped: “How am I supposed to explain Adam Levine’s nipples to my children??” Podcast host Korey Kuhl shared a “friendly reminder that janet jackson got blacklisted for doing what adam levine just did.”
Levine started the halftime show with “Harder to Breathe” and morphed into “This Love” and “Girls Like You.” Later, it was “She Will Be Loved” and “Sugar.”
The band brought out all the gimmicks – a marching band (Equinox Percussion), a choir (Voice of Atlanta), and LED-equipped drones that spelled out “One” and “Love” overhead.
Travis Scott made a fiery entrance to do “Sicko Mode” (heavily censored) and Big Boi rolled in to lip-sync a bit of Outkast's “The Way You Move.”
“We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage,” Levine wrote on Instagram after the show. “We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better.”
Watch the halftime show below: