INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Rap and hip-hop royalty brought the sold-out crowd at SoFi Stadium to its feet during the highly anticipated Super Bowl LVI halftime show, making it easier for them to walk down memory lane.
Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg. Kendrick Lamar. Mary J. Blige. Eminem.
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Social media users were aflutter, to say the least”
Even if they weren’t quite sure who was performing:
MIL: Is that the one Martha Stewart is good friends with?— JesseJane🎃💜 (@Mama_JesseJane) February 14, 2022
Me: Yes#SuperBowl #HalfTimeShow
But most viewers knew exactly what was up:
Hey girl @maryjblige 🤪#HalfTimeShow // #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/RcOHOCXPeB— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 (@sportingnews) February 14, 2022
Millennials + Gen X during this #HalfTimeShow pic.twitter.com/wH8x1Vpj8V— Cora (@corabear) February 14, 2022
The biggest surprise of the show was a surprise appearance by 50 Cent, who performed his 2003 hit “In Da Club” partially while suspended upside down.
Of course, some fans realized, perhaps a little too late, that even if they were dancing like no one was watching, somebody was:
My 3 year old watching my loose it right now #SuperBowl #HalfTimeShow #SnoopDogg #KendrickLamar pic.twitter.com/Jt4MttuI5v— Righteous&Ratchet (@RighteousRatch1) February 14, 2022
Could the show have been better? Some fans said only one tweak would have made it so:
If Tupac is still alive, now’s the time.#SuperBowl #HalfTimeShow— Jeremiah (@jeremiahpm) February 14, 2022
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