The hip-hop superstars will come together for a 12-minute halftime show at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium on February 13, following in the footsteps of performers such as The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.
“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” said Dr Dre in a statement.
“I’m grateful to Jay-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”
The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show marks the first time the five artists will perform together on stage, with their appearance at the event holding special significance for the greater Los Angeles community. Dre, Snoop and Lamar are all LA natives and 2022 marks the first time the city will host the Super Bowl for nearly 30 years.
Collectively, the five artists have been awarded 43 Grammys and between them have 22 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200.
Hip-hop legend Jay-Z weighed in on the announcement, calling the upcoming halftime show the “performance of a lifetime.”
“On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, CA, in the new SoFi Stadium, Dr Dre, a musical visionary from Compton, Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton, will take centre field for a performance of a lifetime”, he said.
“They will be joined by the lyrical genius, Eminem and the timeless Queen, Mary J. Blige. This is the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is history in the making.”
Todd Kaplan, VP of Marketing, Pepsi also reiterated the significance of the performance saying, “Artists like Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg were at the forefront of the West Coast hip hop revolution, so to be able to bring them back to LA, where it all began alongside Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will prove to be an epic, unforgettable celebration of the impact hip hop has today.”