“YAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!! #maroon5 is life to me!!! #superbowl50 #HappyCamper.”
Noooooooooo Taraji P. Henson, you’ve gotten your white boy bands mixed up!
Folks were quick to let the “Empire” star know that her tweet gave praise to the wrong group at halftime. Even worse, Henson was tweeting from the Super Bowl – one of the suites inside Levi’s Stadium, where she watched alongside a group of friends – including NFL player Kelvin Hayden.
When she realized that the headliner was actually Coldplay, she deleted the tweet and added, “Oooooooopppps. Lmao! #Superbowl50.” …But Twitter was already in full clown mode.
After the game, “Entertainment Tonight” asked Henson to explain.
“So, I don’t know if you know how it goes down in the suites,” she 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.”
She said her friends were the ones who insisted that the band in front of them was Maroon 5.
“Everyone’s talking about Maroon 5, and I put it down,” she said. “And I’m like, ‘That’s not Maroon 5, right?’ And they’re like, ‘No, that’s Maroon 5!’ and I’m like, ‘Are you sure?’”
After the initial post immediately made headlines, Henson said her friends begged her to take it down.
“Everybody texted me ‘Change your post! Change your post!’” she said. “I [thought] they were mad because I didn’t give all my eyes to Beyoncé, and I’m like ‘The Beyoncé post is coming!’ Then I realized it was Coldplay.”
As her follow-up tweet states, Henson laughed the whole thing off and kept it moving.
“I’m human. I made a mistake. It happens!” she said. “Come on, I drank the Kool-Aid!”