It seems like the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show awestruck everyone.
The much-anticipated 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show eventually happened on Sunday night, February 13, 2022, live from California’s Inglewood new SoFi Stadium.
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A star-studded affair, the Super Bowl 56 Halftime Show featured a slew of renowned music artists including Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem.
Not just that, some other famous artists also made guest appearances, such as 50 Cent. Curtis ‘50 Cents’ James took the fans by surprise and gave a bombshell performance of his famous 2003 song “In Da Club,” emerging upside down while hanging from a ceiling in a callback to the music video of his song. Anderson .Paak also appeared for a brief performance on the drums, staging a performance alongside Eminem.
The halftime show was mainly focused on Dr. Dre, the hip-hop icon of the music industry. All of the four other musicians have previously collaborated with Dre, with three of them featuring in Dre’s album “2001.”
Dr. Dre opened the grandiloquent showdown alongside Snoop Dogg by performing “The Next Episode” while standing on top of a huge, white multi-house setup occupied by an ensemble of dancers and stationed cars. Right after that, the duo performed “California Love.”
Next to join the show was 50 Cent who performed his iconic hit “In Da Club” with an array of female hoofers in an artificial party scene.
The show literally turned into a “Family Affair” when Blige appeared on the scene while standing atop building structures draping all-white dress and sequins. She was escorted by dazzling stage dancers, who later retreated while she performed the “No More Drama” alone.
Lamar appeared alongside men wearing black suits with blanched hair and donning waistbands with “Dre Day” written on them and sang his superhit song “Alright” in front of the grandstand set-up.
Eminem took matters back up top once again and performed his Oscar and Grammy-winning song “Lose Yourself” with Anderson .Paak playing the drums. During Eminem’s act, the camera panned on 50 Cents and Blige, showing the duo enjoying and nodding along with the rhythm of the beat.
Dr. Dre then appeared in another magnificent transition, this time sitting and playing the piano, as he was accompanied once again by Snoop Dogg to sing “Still D.R.E.” All the fellow singers then assembled together atop the center building structure to conclude the close out the extravagant showdown.
The monumental halftime show staging followed the L.A. local Jhené Aiko’s performance sang “America the Beautiful” next to a harpist amid the pregame show. The performance was succeeded soon after by country star Mickey Guyton who performed an inspirational recital of the national anthem.
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Warren “WaWa” Snipe and Sean Forbes, the duo of Deaf rappers, was also present at the show to perform an American Sign Language presentation of each of the songs, making history, as it was the first time ever that the NFL has integrated sign language acts as part of the halftime show.
The headliner of the show was none other than Dr. Dre, who stated before the performance that it would be “one of the biggest thrills of my career.”
Dre, complemented by powerful performances of Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and the legendary Snoop Dogg sent the social media into a frenzy by delivering an epic Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVI.
Many of those lauding the performances of iconic singers were athletes and celebrities.
Lady Gaga, the headliner of the halftime show in 2017, tweeted: “THAT WAS A BOMB OF RADICAL LOVE THANK YOU #SuperBowl HALFTIME SHOW!! Incredible!! That’s what it’s all about!!”
THAT WAS A BOMB OF RADICAL LOVE THANK YOU #SuperBowl HALFTIME SHOW!! Incredible!! That’s what it’s all about!!
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 14, 2022
LeBron James, the L.A. Lakers legend also could not resist himself on Twitter following the show.
“OMG!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! THE GREATEST HALFTIME SHOW IVE EVER SEEN!!!” wrote the NBA star, 37, who was also present at Sunday’s game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
OMG!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! THE GREATEST HALFTIME SHOW IVE EVER SEEN!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 14, 2022
Dwyane Wade, another NBA legend, also pinged in on Twitter, stating, “That halftime performance was insane 🔥🔥🔥 but I can’t stop thinking about OBJ 🙏🏾 Come out of that locker room bro 🙏🏾”
That halftime performance was insane 🔥🔥🔥but I can’t stop thinking about OBJ 🙏🏾 Come out of that locker room bro 🙏🏾
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 14, 2022
James Harden, a Philadelphia 76ers newcomer tweeted, “Best halftime show ever!” Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts and Abby Wambach, former USA women’s soccer star shared the same sentiment.
Best halftime show ever!
— James Harden (@JHarden13) February 14, 2022
Tedy Bruschi, who has previously won three Super Bowls in the 2000s with the New England Patriots, the NFL commentator in his comment about the performances stated clearly how electric the environment and crowd just got in his tweet.
“If I were in the locker room I’d seriously consider coming out for this halftime show. 🔥🔥🔥,” Bruschi said.
If I were in the locker room I’d seriously consider coming out for this halftime show. 🔥🔥🔥
— Tedy Bruschi (@TedyBruschi) February 14, 2022
Meanwhile, quarterback Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks was especially thrilled by Lamar’s performance, he just simply wrote, “Kendrick!!!”
The Super Bowl halftime show also received loads of love from NASCAR stars as well. After seeing the show Bubba Wallace tweeted, “Damn, that was dope!! 10/10!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #SuperBowl,” while Ryan Blaney went a little further and called it “better than the preview for Jordan Peele’s new film, Nope.”
“I stand corrected,” Blaney wrote on his twitter. “Snoop and Dre have me breaking it down in the living room.”
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) February 14, 2022
Many other celebrities also came on Twitter to share their love including Missy Elliott, who wrote about Blige how he has “been LEGENDARY and WILL FOREVER BE!👑, this is what LONGEVITY look like #SuperBowl.”
Kerry Washington also applauded Mary J on the “Family Affair” saying, “Mary J Blige. That’s it. That’s the tweet. Bowing down.”, on the other hand, Halsey cheered for Dr. Dre and wrote: “We owe dr dre everything.”
With such an iconic and star-studded roster, the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show was destined to be a massive hit, and it certainly lived up to the hype. The all-black lineup took the show, and later the social media, by storm while garnering praise from every segment of followers.
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