NEW YORK, October 1 – California icons Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar along with Mary J. Blige and Eminem will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February 2022, the National Football League announced Thursday. .
Celebrating West Coast hip-hop in one of music’s most visible concerts suits Super Bowl LVI, which will be held in Los Angeles for the first time in nearly three decades.
In 2019, the NFL brought in Jay-Z to lead his musical performances – the halftime show is one of pop’s most coveted slots – which the league hailed as an initiative to promote social justice.
Music mogul Dr. Dre has produced albums for every artist on the lineup, with Eminem and Lamar both signed to the producer’s Aftermath Entertainment label.
“The opportunity to play the Super Bowl halftime show, and do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dre said in a statement, promising “a while. unforgettable cultural “.
The February 13, 2022 star-studded performance will drop three years after the NFL faced stiff criticism when it picked pop-rock group Maroon 5 to lead the renowned show – which typically has audiences in excess of 100 million – in Atlanta, during years considered the hip of America – the capital of hops.
Prominent artists such as Rihanna, P! Nk and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to make headlines that year, amid controversy over the protests drawing attention to police brutality against African Americans who were led by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Canadian artist The Weeknd was headlining this year’s Super Bowl halftime, with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira on stage in 2020. – AFP