Bono's AIDS Plan Axed From Super Bowl Halftime Show

By | January 14, 2004 at 12:00 AM

According to the Launch Radio Network, this year’s Super Bowl halftime show will not make space to promote awareness of the global AIDS crisis.

Bono, has done an incredible job of creating awareness of the worldwide AIDS problem and was reportedly in talks with the NFL for about two years, trying to squeeze his message into the Super Bowl programming. The Super Bowl, of course, is one of the most watched annual televised events in the world and a perfect forum for any awareness campaign. Bono’s plan involved himself and Jennifer Lopezperforming a song called “An American Prayer” (which, as far as we know, has nothing to do with Jim Morrison’s volume of poetry of the same name). The song, which the two recorded together last year, speaks directly about the AIDS problem in Africa.

Bono and J-Lo apparently got the go ahead from MTV (who are producing this year’s glitzy halftime show) to perform the song. But it seems the NFL have a “no issues” policy when it comes to their halftime entertainment – just the way America likes it. The NFL will reportedly make it up to Bono by sending some NFL players along with him to Africa when he goes on an AIDS awareness mission this spring.

The Super Bowl will take place on February 1 in Houston, Texas. As we’ve already reported, Beyonce Knowles will perform the American national anthem before the game and Janet Jackson will be among the performers at halftime.

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