“Empire” actress Tajari Henson has revealed why she mistook the band Coldplay as Maroon 5 during the recently held Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
Henson was one of the Hollywood celebrities who watched the Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in California on Sunday. She was impressed with the halftime show, however, she made a huge mistake when she called out the band Maroon 5 in a social media post for an explosive performance, instead of Coldplay who headlined the show.
The Golden Globe winner blamed her confusion over which band was performing to the variety of drinks available at the Super Bowl suite. "I don't know if you know how it goes down in the suites. 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,” she said during an Entertainment Tonight interview.
The actress also revealed that she was unsure which band was performing during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, but for some reason she thought of Maroon 5. Henson told Entertainment Tonight that she even asked the people with her in the Super Bowl suite if the band was Maroon 5 and they all agreed. The “Empire” star shared she was surprised to receive several messages over her Maroon 5-Coldplay mix-up social media post.
Henson initially uploaded a picture of the Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance on Instagram on Sunday. "YAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!! #maroon5 is life to me!!! #superbowl50 #HappyCamper I am," she wrote on the social media site. The post has since been deleted since Henson realized her mistake. However, she later took to Twitter to apologize for the Maroon 5-Coldplay mix-up. “Oooooooopppps. Lmao! #Superbowl50,” she stated.
The multi-awarded actress’ Super Bowl 50 band confusion has also reached Maroon 5. Adam Levine’s band took to Twitter to share a quick joke over Henson’s Super Bowl 50 mistake, according to Entertainment Weekly. “Thanks for loving our performance from our seats at #SB50 @TherealTaraji. We think we sounded pretty good!” Maroon 5 wrote on the social media site Monday, Feb. 8.
— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) February 8, 2016
Coldplay has yet to comment on Henson’s Super Bowl 50 band confusion.