Taraji P. Henson has the most gloriously Taraji excuse for her Coldplay-Maroon 5 mix-up

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Taraji P. Henson Deletes Silly Super Bowl Mistake

When you're sitting in a fancy suite way above all the action at the Super Bowl, a bunch of ant-size dudes in a band could be anyone. Who among us can really tell the difference between Jesse Carmichael and Guy Berryman? Be honest, do you even know who they are? Likely, no, and neither does Taraji P. Henson, who courageously posted what millions were too scared to own up to: She has no idea who Coldplay are. Chris Martin, Adam Levine — same person! In a since-deleted Instagram post, she accidentally referred to the Left Shark of this year's Super Bowl (a.k.a. Coldplay) as Maroon 5, brilliantly summing up the state of rock in one hilarious snafu. But let Taraji tell it, and this was the devil's work — that little red devil named Kool-Aid. ""So, I don't know if you know how it goes down in the suites," she explains. "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." No argument here.

But even before she fired off the Instagram ("YAAAAAAASSSSSS Maroon 5 is life to me!!!"), Henson did what everyone at your Super Bowl party did and asked all her other drunk friends who was onstage. She had a hunch it wasn't Maroon 5, but they all insisted it was, and who was she to doubt the Kool-Aid? It gets better: When she realized her post had caused internet outrage, she assumed, like any victim of the Beyhive would, that it was because she hadn't mentioned Beyoncé yet. "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." Not nearly as big a deal, obviously; Chris Martin knows when he's not wanted. In the end, Taraji only has Kool-Aid to blame for her error. Now, what's your excuse?

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Taraji P. Henson has the most gloriously Taraji excuse for her Coldplay-Maroon 5 mix-up
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Taraji P. Henson (L) and Terrence Howard attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Taraji P. Henson (L) and Terrence Howard attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard speak onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Actress Taraji P. Henson poses with the award for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama for her role in Empire, in the press room at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / FREDERIC J BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Taraji P. Henson poses with the award for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama for her role in Empire, in the press room at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / FREDERIC J BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for 'Empire,' poses in the press room during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for 'Empire,' poses in the press room during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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