Dr. Dre made a rare Instagram post recently announcing some important news regarding the Super Bowl LVI halftime show. According to the post, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg have been booked to perform at the show in February 2022, bringing five Hip Hop and R&B pillars to the stage.
“I’m extremely excited to share the stage with my friends for the #PepsiHalftime show,” Dr. Dre captioned the post. “This will introduce the next saga of my career….Bigger and Better than Ever!!! @NBCSports @Pepsi @NFL @RocNation #SBLVI.”
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Fans were quick to notice that Roc Nation is also tagged in the post, making it obvious JAY-Z played a big role in making this happen. Roc Nation signed a deal with the National Football League in 2019 to aid in the league’s social justice efforts and bolster its connections in the music industry. As the NFL’s “live music entertainment strategist,” JAY-Z and Roc Nation serve as consultants on productions such as the Super Bowl halftime show.
Naturally, Hip Hop fans are enraptured by the lineup, check out a few of the reactions to the star-studded lineup below.
So they bringing the Up In Smoke tour to the Super Bowl? pic.twitter.com/mW4Jr4Bla8
— CROOK (@CrookedIntriago) October 1, 2021
Snoop is gonna smoke weed at the super bowl on TV 🔥🔥🔥 stoners are winning !!!! 🙏🏿
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) October 1, 2021
Dre, Snoop and Kendrick pulling up to the Super Bowl halftime show pic.twitter.com/R6i78n2Dgo
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) September 30, 2021