Taraji P. Henson Made A Fumble On Instagram During The Super Bowl Halftime Show


Taraji P. Henson had a little “uh-oh”moment this past Super Bowl weekend. Like millions of others, the Empire actress shared her excitement for the vibrant halftime show, sharing pictures on Instagram of her favorite moments. She even shared a picture with a caption shouting out Maroon 5 for their great performance. That would’ve been a really sweet thing for Cookie to do, except for the fact that Maroon 5 didn’t perform at this year’s game, Coldplay did.

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The actress mistook Chris Martin and the pop rock band for Adam Levine and Maroon 5. While the two bands are not very similar, the actress may have simply got caught up on the fact that both have all male members and play their own instruments to upbeat numbers. When asked what happened, Taraji blamed it on the alcohol. “I don’t know if you know how it goes down in the suites,” Henson said. “They put a lot of drinks in there – Kool-Aid, lemonade, iced tea. I mixed it all and I sat there and I’m sitting with people who drank the Kool-Aid as well.”

The truth was, she didn’t know who was performing, according to Entertainment Tonight. She had a feeling it wasn’t Maroon 5, but after asking friends in the suite, they all agreed it was in fact the pop rock band. So she ran with it. “Angie Martinez, Mary J. Blige, my cousins, my mother, my grandmother — everybody’s texting me, ‘change your post!'” She said. The Golden Globes winner later tweeted about her mistake.

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While the actress may have dropped the ball on Coldplay mix up, she did happen to rightfully honor Beyonce’s part of the halftime performance captioning, “Yaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssss come ON THRU #Beyonce💋💋💋” We won’t hold it against you too much then, Taraji. Also, Maroon 5 joined in on the banter as well. So there’s that.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssss come ON THRU #Beyonce #superbowl50 💋💋💋

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