"She said, 'Dad, the worst that could happen is that you'll get turned into a meme,'" Chris Martin said of daughter Apple

By Jeff Nelson
February 08, 2016 12:25 PM
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Apple Martin called it.

Since Coldplay took the field for their Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, their performance has been immortalized in Internet memes – as frontman Chris Martin‘s 11-year-old daughter Apple warned might happen.

“My daughter said the sweetest thing yesterday,” Martin, 38, told CBS News last week. “She said, ‘How are you feeling about the Super Bowl?’ I said, ‘Of course we’re a little bit nervous.’ She said, ‘Dad, the worst that could happen is that you’ll get turned into a meme.'”

Joined onstage by Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, Martin and the Coldplay crew delivered an epic halftime performance, while also paying homage to halftime shows of years past.

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But despite Coldplay’s electric showing – during which they performed hits including “Viva La Vida,” “Adventure of a Lifetime” and “Fix You” – some felt Beyoncé and Mars stole the show with the renditions of her new ”Formation” and his Grammy-nominated “Uptown Funk.”

“When u tryin to fit in,” reads the caption of one of the most popular memes floating around online – shared by Instagram sensation @thefatjewish – which finds Martin out of focus between his fellow performers.

Meanwhile, a Buzzfeed staffer playfully compared Martin to Left Shark, Katy Perry‘s rogue backup dancer from her 2015 halftime show.

Jokes aside, Martin used the halftime set to advocate for Global Citizen, the nonprofit that aims to eradicate poverty by 2030. The singer – who performed at last fall’s Global Citizen Festival in New York alongside halftime collaborator Beyoncé – rocked the organization’s logo on his right bicep, giving it prominent placement in front of the Super Bowl’s millions of viewers.

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