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Maroon 5 Responds to Taraji P. Henson's Hilarious -- and Totally Incorrect -- Super Bowl Shout-Out

by John Boone 1:02 PM PST, February 08, 2016
Playing Maroon 5 Responds to Taraji P. Henson's Hilarious -- and Totally Incorrect -- Super Bowl Shout-Out

We're guessing Taraji P. Henson isn't as big of a Maroon 5 fan as she thinks she is.

"YAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!! #maroon5 is life to me!!! #superbowl50 #HappyCamper I am," the Empire star wrote on Instagram during the halftime show, despite the fact that it was actually Coldplay performing.

Now, the rock band has responded, tweeting her, "Thanks for loving our performance from our seats at #SB50 @TherealTaraji. We think we sounded pretty good!"

(Admittedly, it is only a slightly better response than what Red Lobster sent after Beyoncé NSFW-ly name checked them in her new song, "Formation." Hey, we can't all be social media gurus.)

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Meanwhile, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine posted the screengrab on Instagram and simply wrote, "THIS."

THIS.

A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on

Taraji responded with some blushing emojis, crying laughing emojis, and kisses:

ET caught up with Taraji after the game, where she exclusively explained the mix-up. "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."

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The actress said she only realized it was Coldplay when everyone started texting her to change her post. At which point she amazingly tweeted, "Oooooooopppps. Lmao!" "I'm human. I made a mistake. It happens!" Taraji told ET. "Come on! I drank the Kool-Aid!"

Now, a new question: Were the other people who drank the Kool-Aid January Jones and Amy Adams?!

Anyway, watch more of Taraji's adorable reaction to her fail -- and hear her praise for Beyoncé -- in the video below.

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