Rapper Eminem kneels at Super Bowl’s high-wattage hip-hop halftime show

Racial justice: The media reported on Sunday that the NFL had instructed Eminem to not kneel through the efficiency.

Los Angeles-area natives Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre united for “California Love,” shock visitor 50 Cent hung the wrong way up and rapper Eminem took a knee as superstars of hip-hop carried out a high-energy halftime present at Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl.

The star-packed lineup, additionally that includes R&B star Mary J. Blige and rapper Kendrick Lamar, made hip-hop the main focus of the halftime extravaganza, a platform that attracts the world’s prime musical acts.

At SoFi Stadium outdoors Los Angeles, the musicians sang a medley of hits and traversed the roofs and interiors of a row of white buildings assembled on the soccer subject.

Eminem ended his hit “Lose Your self” by kneeling and inserting his head in his hand, a gesture that former quarterback Colin Kaepernick made through the Nationwide Anthem at NFL video games as a name for racial justice.

Kaepernick has not performed for the reason that 2016 season as no NFL staff employed him after he started kneeling.

Media outlet Puck reported earlier on Sunday that the NFL had instructed Eminem to not kneel through the efficiency. An NFL spokesman didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Dre and Snoop Dogg opened the present with “The Subsequent Episode” and “California Love.” Rapper 50 Cent, an unannounced visitor, started rapping “In Da Membership” whereas suspended from a ceiling the wrong way up.

Sporting a sequined white outfit with thigh-high boots, Blige carried out “Household Affair” in entrance of a glowing group of backup dancers.

Earlier than the present, Dre and Snoop Dogg mentioned that the NFL ought to have embraced rap years in the past they usually hoped to open doorways for extra hip-hop artists. Rap musicians have appeared beforehand however alongside pop and rock acts.

“THE GREATEST HALFTIME SHOW IVE EVER SEEN!!!” Los Angeles Lakers basketball star LeBron James, who was seated within the crowd, wrote on Twitter.

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