Update: Maroon 5 Is Cool With Being Mistaken For Another White Dude Band

Update: Apparently, Maroon 5 is cool with being mistaken for Coldplay. This afternoon, a post from the band's official Twitter account proved they can take a joke — and even build on it.


This story was originally published on February 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Adam Levine and Chris Martin: Tomato, tomah-to? Obviously these two singers — and their backup bands — aren’t interchangeable. But we can see how a gal might get confused.

Case in point: Last night, Taraji P. Henson shared an Instagram shot from Super Bowl 50, praising the halftime show. "#Maroon5 is life to me!!!" she captioned the image.

Fair enough. But Maroon 5 wasn't playing last night: Coldplay was. And though the Empire actress quickly yanked the photo, Adam Levine managed to snag a screen grab.


A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on


Henson didn't glaze over the case of mistaken identity. She owned up to it on Twitter not long afterward.
We all make mistakes, and this one definitely wasn't a big deal. Not like, for example, when the official Golden Globes Twitter handler couldn't distinguish between America Ferrara and Gina Rodriguez. Now that was an actual faux pas.