One of the biggest sporting events of the year is the Super Bowl, with millions tuning in to watch the game’s halftime show. The 2022 Super Bowl halftime show was the best one yet.
The show was headlined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar. The show also had a guest appearance by Grammy award winning artist 50 Cent.
The show had many on social media buzzing calling it the best Super Bowl halftime show ever. Famous people such as LeBron James, Justin Bieber, and more were on their feet enjoying the performance.
There are multiple reasons why the performance was the best of all time. One reason is because of the nostalgia it brought many people.
For many adults that grew up in the 1990s, this performance brought back so many memories for them. It even brought back memories of the early 21st century also.
Dr. Dre opened up the performance behind a mock mixing board, a nod to the root of his celebrity. Next, he included the insanely great collaboration with Snoop “The Next Episode”.
Not only did that rock the California crowd, but the song “California Love” also got some great recognition from the audience. The performance of Mary J. Blige — the lone singer — had the most dancing of the entire performance.
The appearance that created maybe the most shocking of the buzz was 50 Cent. He entered the stage platform upside down, as a reference to his song “In Da Club” music video.
On the Monday after the Super Bowl, the rap star made fun of his now viral moment on social media with a meme of his own questioning whose idea it was to have him hanging upside down. He wrote, 'Waiting for @SnoopDogg and @drdre like ok who’s idea was it for me to be upside down again?' while sharing a meme of a male trying to hold in his gas.
Eminem's performance was very simple but gave many thoughts of his movie from 20 years ago “8 Mile”. Eminem also took a knee after the performance, giving a nod to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kendrick Lamar's performance gave a taste of the new school rap with his performance of his song “Alright”.
Another reason the performance was the best was the promotion of black people. For the most part, hip-hop is a black filled genre.
The promotion of black music was on full display for the whole country to see. It was also perfect timing for this kind of performance, Black History Month.
“It’s crazy that it took all of this time for us to be recognized,” Dr. Dre said at the game’s official news conference last week.
The performance concluded with all the artists on one stage platform together and the sight was amazing. The buzz the performance created makes it hopeful that black rap artists can be at the forefront of many Super Bowl halftime shows to come.
While football fans around the world watch to see how the NFL season will conclude, millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl halftime show. For 15 minutes the world's biggest entertainers that were on display were black artists during Black History Month.