Dr. Dre To Lead Star-Studded Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show
Updated: Nov 8, 2021
Super Bowl LVI will be a celebration of all things West Coast as Dr. Dre is set to lead an all-star cast for the game's halftime show. The announcement was made Thursday that Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar will join the famed rapper/producer on February 13, 2022 when the NFL championship is played in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium.
"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 press release, promising the performance "will be an unforgettable cultural moment."
He also said on social media that this will "introduce the next saga of my career."
Dr. Dre's last album was 2015's "Compton," which was released in coordination with the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton."
Lamar is also preparing a new stage of his career after announcing his final album on Top Dawg Entertainment back in August. The project does not have a release date yet.
The Super Bowl LVI halftime show lineup is a result of the NFL's partnership with Jay Z's Roc Nation. The mogul joined the league in 2019 as it sought to be more culturally relevant.
Hov promised the upcoming halftime show will be "a performance of a lifetime" and said, "This is history in the making."
The Weeknd was Super Bowl LV's halftime performer. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the game to give Tom Brady his seventh championship.