Dre Day: An Iconic Powerhouse To Perform For The 52nd Super Bowl Halftime Show
On September 30, the RocNation, NFL, and Pepsi Instagram accounts announced that Dr. Dre will be performing the halftime show for the 52nd Super Bowl show on February 13, 2022. The best part of it is that he won’t be alone.
Dr. Dre will also be sharing the stage with iconic artists such as Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar!
After constant deliberation on whether hip-hop artists and black artists would perform for the NFL again, it seems to finally be accomplished again.
As you all may know, the black-balling of 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick's role in the NFL disturbed a lot of music artists the wrong way in which led fellow artists such as Rihanna and Jay Z to turn down offers performing for the Super Bowl. The reasoning for Kaepernick's isolation was due to protesting during the national anthem by getting on one knee. This caused a lot of controversy for many NFL players and feedback from politicians.
However, Jay-Z’s company RocNation recently partnered with NFL to become its official live music entertainment strategists in which they will provide production and promotion for the “Inspire Change” Initiative in which was created to combat racial injustice in the sports world.
"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," Dr. Dre said in a 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."
With the help of RocNation, Dr. Dre and others will take the stage as it will be located in Inglewood, California which is the home state for the iconic artist.