Last week, reviews emerged that Maroon 5 is the front-runner for the 2019 Super Bowl halftime present. Today, Cardi B has come alongside to make the case for why they need to in all probability simply be runner-up. Maroon 5 and Cardi B have scored the No. 1 tune on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Girls Like You,” knocking Drake off the throne he’s been maintaining heat all 12 months (“In My Feelings” dominated for ten weeks). “Girls” is Maroon 5’s fourth No. 1 of their profession; it’s now Cardi’s third No. 1 tune in her profession … all completed in lower than a 12 months. (Maroon’s 5’s first No. 1 was in 2007.) The numbers don’t lie! So NFL, please, we beg you, do the correct factor and reverse your choice. (Not the Kaepernick factor, however sure, additionally the Kaepernick factor.) Allow Cardi B to headline alone.

Cardi first hit No. 1 final September with “Bodak Yellow,” changing into the primary feminine rapper since Lauryn Hill to get a solo No. 1; she then went No. 1 once more earlier this summer season with “I Like It,” making her the primary lady to have a number of rap No. 1s. “Girls” is Maroon 5’s first No. 1 since 2012; their final earlier than that additionally wanted a feminine help, from Christina Aguilera. Did we point out that “Girls” was a solo Maroon 5 tune earlier than Cardi hopped on the remix and drove it to No. 1? Listen, information are information. TMZ reviews that, as we communicate, Cardi is already angling for a solo set on the Super Bowl, as an alternative of the deliberate visitor spot to carry out “Girls.” Believe in one thing, NFL. Even if it means sacrificing Maroon 5.

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