- Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and Eminem will headline the SB LVI Halftime Show.
- Snoop Dogg offered to do this almost five months ago, in an interview with Yahoo Music.
- Snoop and Dre promised unique surprises and an “unforgettable cultural moment”.
LOS ANGELES - Snoop Dogg may have spoken the Super Bowl LVI Halftime show into reality months back.
Speaking to Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo Music in May 2021, the rapper/singer/entrepreneur/reality TV star proposed that he and his friends should perform the Super Bowl halftime show and named almost perfectly the performers that ended up being selected.
When discussing potentially performing at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, which will take place in Inglewood, California, Snoop was optimistic.
“Hopefully the NFL will be smart and make the right decision. It’s in Inglewood, Calif., and it will make the most sense in the world,” said Snoop.
“I'm available, Dre’s available, Eminem’s available, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent — whoever Dr. Dre wants to pull out of his hat to make this thing a professional event and make it big and the biggest effort they can have. It's just a matter of the NFL pulling the trigger.”
Almost that exact lineup was announced for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show's list of performers on Thursday, with 50 Cent being replaced with Mary J. Blige.
This is a truly star-studded lineup - West Coast rap royalty in Dre and Snoop, an R&B legend in Mary J. Blige, with Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar rounding out the group that claims they will put on the best SB Halftime Show that’s ever been done.
Super Bowl Halftime Show Surprises?
Snoop, ever the showman, seemed in touch with his inner performer when discussing what he might want to do in terms of showmanship at the Halftime Show.
“I wouldn't just walk out,” said Snoop. “I would definitely do something that would be mind-blowing, you know what I'm saying? People will be talking about it for the next 30 years. I'm open to anything that's dope, unique, edgy, and cunning. This will be cutting-edge, just for my people.”
Dr. Dre also spoke about the potential for this Super Bowl performance to be one that lives on in memory.
“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” said Dre.
“I’m grateful to 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.”
As far as what “cutting-edge” surprises they have in store, we’ll have to wait and see, but odds should be on online sportsbooks as the event approaches.
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