Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar took the world’s biggest stage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, for the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. 50 Cent and Anderson.Paak made special surprise appearances.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg opened the show by performing “The Next Episode.” Next, the pair performed “California Love.” 50 Cent appeared, seemingly upside down at first, to rap his 2003 hit, “In Da Club.”
And then Mary J. Blige started with “Family Affair,” followed by a super-dramatic “No More Drama.”
Next, Kendrick Lamar appeared to perform “Alright.” And then, Detroit’s own Eminem entered to rap “Lose Yourself” with Anderson.Paak on the drums.
Dr. Dre returned to play piano as he took the stage with Snoop Dogg to perform “Still D.R.E.” During a commercial break, NBC announced that Snoop will host the upcoming American Song Contest with Kelly Clarkson.
The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, which aired on NBC, Telemundo and Peacock streaming, marks the first time these five award winning artists performed together on stage. The show holds a special significance for the greater Los Angeles community, as they host the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly 30 years.
An unforgettable cultural moment
Dr. Dre is widely credited with being one of the most influential figures in hip hop culture and a driving force behind its mass popularity.
“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 Dr. Dre in a press statement. “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.”
“On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, CA, in the new SoFi Stadium, Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton, Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton, will take center field for a performance of a lifetime, said Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. “They will be joined by the lyrical genius, Eminem and the timeless Queen, Mary J. Blige. This is the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is history in the making.”
Click the photo below to watch the performance at Youtube.