Guess Who’s Back: Super Bowl LVI Halftime Performance


Super Bowl LVI’s Pepsi Superbowl Halftime Show included Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.

Brett Loftis, Publication Editor

All of the stars aligned and were seen at Super Bowl LVI Sunday night in Los Angeles. Many of those stars performed what many believe, including me, the best halftime performance in the history of the Super Bowl.

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg began the show with some of their classic hits from the 1990s, including “The Next Episode.” Dr. Dre performed with his usual swagger, acting as if he was producing the halftime performance with a 10-foot soundboard behind him. Snoop had on a blue and yellow bandana print jumpsuit while performing and simply could not stop “crip walking” across the stage. “California Love” the legendary Tupac song was also performed by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. After they concluded, 50 Cent was hanging upside down and performed “In Da Club.” Then, out of nowhere Mary J. Blige pops out of the roof of another part of the stage. She performs her lone song, but then the camera shifts back down to the field level where Kendrick Lamar performs in the middle of an ensemble of men wearing a sash that says “Dre Day.” All of these men in the ensemble also had the same blonde facial hair and haircut. Eminem then busted out off the stage and performed “Lose Yourself.” Dre finished up with “Still D.R.E.”

In my opinion, this was an incredible halftime performance, the best of all time. However, despite how great it was, they still should try to appeal to an even younger target audience. Many of the artists that performed last night were in their prime when our parents were the same age we are now. However, that does also mean that we were raised on it, so therefore that is why it appealed to the 18-25 age audience so much. Again, this was one of the best performances not only in Super Bowl History but probably in live television music history.