As fans know, back in 2004, while Janet was performing during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Justin went to remove Janet's corset and accidentally tore off her bra, exposing her bare breast.
Many Super Bowl watchers, however, were more unimpressed by what Levine wasn't wearing - with some declaring the shirtless last-quarter of his halftime performance the sweaty second coming of "Nipplegate".
One of the most watched shows in the sporting world is undoubtedly the NFL Super Bowl.
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"It's a cop-out when you start talking about, 'I'm not a politician; I'm just doing the music.' Most of the musicians who have any kind of consciousness whatsoever understand what's going on here", he said.
Rapper M.I.A. was sued by the National Football League for more than $16 million for flashing a middle finger during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show when she joined Madonna onstage.
Not all of the comments regarding Levine's performance were complimentary.
Adam later explained their decision in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, saying: "My life's work and what I put out into the universe has been positive and hopefully inspiring ..." It's down 5 percent from past year, and its the lowest since 2008.
The paper lanterns held by audience members on the field were released to spell out One Love during the performance, She Will Be Loved. "For those of you who thought I was watchin the super bowl", she posted over an illustration of a kneeling Kaepernick, "we beefin".