Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Mary J. Blige have been tapped to headline this year’s Super Bowl halftime show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The legendary producer broke the news via Instagram on Thursday afternoon.
“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,” Andre “Dr. Dre” Young said.
“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.”
This year’s Super Bowl halftime show is being orchestrated by Pepsi Co. and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, who was recently hired to help lead the league’s entertainment endeavors. Thus far, the two parties have put together live performances from Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and The Weeknd. Carter is hoping this year’s show will take things to a new level.
“On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, California, 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,” Carter said.
“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.”