Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, & Dr. Dre Tease Fans About the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show
Undoubtedly, Pepsi, NFL, and Roc Nation have assembled one of the most epic lineups of not only halftime history but in the music world. Award-winning powerhouses Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar, will take the stage at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, on Sunday, February 13, 2022. In a special press conference held in Los Angeles yesterday, February 11, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Dr. Dre revealed what fans could expect during their thrilling show.
Regarding the significance of performing at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Snoop mentioned it’s a blessing that the world of sports and hip-hop are combining. “We got the queen of R&B, we got the king of hip-hop, and all of his protégés in the place. This is what hip-hop and the NFL is supposed to be about – representing about change and moving forward,” Snoop said. “We appreciate the NFL for even entertaining hip-hop because we know a lot of people that don’t want hip-hop on stage. We here now, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Dr. Dre added, “We’re gonna open more doors for hip-hop artists in the future and making sure that the NFL understands that this is what it should’ve been a long time ago. We’re gonna show how professional we can be, how dope we can be on stage, and how exciting we’re gonna be to the fans.” He goes on to explain how “surprisingly fantastic” the first rehearsal went. Though the artists are still working out some of the details, he stated it’s “feeling amazing.”
With expectations and standards set high for the halftime show, the trio recognizes what this means for hip-hop culture and the future of live performances. “Throughout my life, I’ve always enjoyed being underestimated. I’m living in that space right now,” said Dr. Dre. When the pyro and limelight of halftime ends, Blige said she looks forward to an adult beverage, Snoop is excited to spend quality time with his grandchildren, and Dr. Dre will celebrate his birthday. Blige said it best regarding the collective mindset of her and her four fellow performers: “The vision is to do what I do – and leave it all on the stage.”
Watch the full interview below and tune in on Sunday, February 13, as the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams play in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.