Super Bowl LVI: Was the halftime show too short? Fans want 'a full 2-hour concert'
Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige all performed at the Pepsi Superbowl Halftime show
One of the most anticipated Super Bowl halftime shows in years has begun. Fans waited with bated breath to see Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige perform. The artists join a list of popular musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows in the past, including Beyoncé, Madonna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira. Also set to perform are deaf rappers Warren “Wawa” Snipe and Sean Forbes.
Super Bowl LVI has the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals vying for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. This is the first time where a team that hosted a championship game is also playing the final game in their own stadium, making the Rams the home team. The much-awaited game can be caught live on NBC and can also be live-streamed on Peacock, NBC Sports App, and NBCSports.com.
The Mary Mary sisters performed 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' with LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles at Super Bowl LVI. Mary Mary is a female American urban contemporary gospel duo composed of sisters Erica Campbell and Trecina 'Tina' Atkins-Campbell. The sisters produced a number of chart-topping albums in the 2000s. They have been nominated for as many as 11 Grammy awards, and have won four times including once for Best Gospel Performance and for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. They have also been nominated for the American Music Awards, BET Awards, Image Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and more.
Dr Dre took over the field at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium alongside Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar for a nearly 14-minute extravaganza that included some of the biggest rap hits of the last 30 years. 50 Cent, who hadn’t been announced, also showed up to do his indelible “In Da Club,” which Dre co-produced. 50 Cent started off "In Da Club" by hanging upside down, then descended into what seemed like a mock nightclub full of gyrating women. Blige followed with the sultry "Family Affair" - another Dre hit - and "No More Drama," which she finished with growly R&B vocals. In Eminem's segment of the show, he rapped a few lines from "Forgot About Dre," before moving into "Lose Yourself," his Oscar-winning rely-on-yourself track, for which he was backed by a live band that included Anderson .Paak on drums. As a nod to Colin Kaepernick's NFL protest several years ago, Eminem took a knee at the end of his set.
Before kickoff, Mickey Guyton, sang a gospel-inspired rendition of the national anthem, while Jhene Aiko did “America the Beautiful”.
Fans, however, believe that this year's Super Bowl is a bit too short. "That Halftime show felt so short," a Twitter user wrote with sad emojis. "The only problem with that halftime show was that it was too short," one user wrote, while another said, "This is the first time in my life that i’ve thought the super bowl halftime show was too short".
this is the first time in my life that i’ve thought the super bowl halftime show was too short— laney (@laneyEIO) February 14, 2022
"My only complaint was the halftime show was a bit too short it seemed. Maybe I just wanted more," one user commented. "The halftime show was wayyyy too short. I needed a full out 2 hour concert," wrote another. One user commented, "I hated how this Super Bowl halftime show was short, this was definitely the best one!"
I hated how this Super Bowl halftime show was short, this was definitely the best one!— The Talented Mr. Silva 🇳🇮 (@LionheartOJS) February 14, 2022