Super Bowl half-time show left to right: Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Dr Dre, Mary J Blige, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg
Eminem headlined the Super Bowl on Sunday with Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar.
The performance was widely praised on social media in real time, with basketball player LeBron James describing it as “the greatest half-time show I’ve ever seen”.
1. The Next Episode – Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg
2. California Love – Dr Dre
3. In Da Club – 50 Cent
4. Family Affair – Mary J Blige
5. No More Drama – Mary J Blige
6. M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar
7. Alright – Kendrick Lamar
8. Forgot About Dre – Eminem
9. Lose Yourself – Eminem
10. Still D.R.E. – Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
Eminem was seen taking the knee towards the end of his segment – the same thing former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick did during the national anthem in 2016.
Kaepernick’s gesture was intended to protest against racial inequality and police brutality, but it also sparked a backlash – including from the NFL, who said players should not be allowed to take such a stance.
Since then, more high-profile figures have taken the knee in solidarity with Kaepernick, and it has become synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement.
After Sunday’s game, an NFL spokesman denied reports that the league had told Eminem he couldn’t take the knee.
Editing by Tola Oguneye