“Nuthin ‘But an LA Thang,” accompanied by the microphone emoji – meaning the sounds of Los Angeles Hip-Hop and multi-platinum artists will be on stage at the Sofi Stadium February 13.
Los Angeles music legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar will join Grammy winners Eminem and Mary J. Blige to entertain audiences at Super Bowl halftime. The NFL and sponsors Pepsi and Roc Nation made the announcement Tuesday.
“The Super Bowl LVI halftime show, sponsored by Pepsi, marks the first time that these five multi-award-winning artists will perform together on stage. This will excite music fans around the world and be very meaningful to the Greater Los Angeles community as it will host the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly 30 years. Collectively, these artists have won 43 Grammy Awards and produced 22 albums that reached No. 1 on Billboard magazine. “ according to the statement.
Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, shared his enthusiasm for performing in his hometown alongside artists he has collaborated with.
“The opportunity to perform at halftime at the Super Bowl, and do it at home, will be one of the best moments of my career,” said Dr. Dre. “I thank Jay-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL and Pepsi, as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”
Did Dr. Dre slip away during the Rams-Bucs game?
Prior to the announcement of the halftime show, Dr. Dre was one of the celebrity guests present at the game in which the Rams defeated reigning champions, the Rams, 34-24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, September 26.
The many hitmaker – and who has produced records for three of the other artists and written Mary J. Blige’s hit record “Family Affair” – was photographed wearing a special Rams shirt covered with autographs.
But you have to wonder if there was any possible secret meeting, before or during the game, between Dr. Dre, stadium officials and the Rams to consolidate the announcement.
Many reactions after the announcement
Fans reacted on social media to discuss the announcement and to try to secure a spot in Inglewood for the event in February.
In a tweet, a fan wrote that he hopes that will happen.
A nurse tweeted her excitement level.
This Rams fan is ready to go to “City of Champions.”
Meanwhile, KFI AM 640’s Eric Skylar posted a gif of Snoop Dogg dancing in response to the ad.
There was also a series of tweets from ESPN’s Bomani Jones, including a response to a 2019 prediction about the possibility of Los Angeles hosting the Super Bowl:
Also from ESPN, Elle Duncan made this prediction in February involving a city legend who died in 2011, but left a mark with her voice on several songs.
NFL on Fox will not cover the game (it will be broadcast on NBC), but they shared their praise on Twitter.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is sure to cover the game from the stadium. But he asked a pressing question:
What is the goal of this great halftime show? Adam Harter, senior vice president of media, sports and entertainment at PepsiCo, explained the goal.
“This year we want to break the mold when it comes to musical collaborations,” Hater said. “Together with the NFL and Roc Nation, we continue to try to exceed what the fans could expect from the twelve most exciting minutes in music. The superstar cast is sure to put on a mind-blowing performance.
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