Who is Fatima Robinson? Woman behind Super Bowl halftime dance moves choreographed for MJ
Fans were thrilled to see Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige perform at Super Bowl LVI
As viewers watched with bated breath, the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI. The thrilling game ended with a fourth-down stop by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. The Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals put their best foot forward to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. This was the first time when a team that hosted a championship game also played the final game in their own stadium, making the Rams the home team.
Fans enjoyed one of the most anticipated Super Bowl halftime shows in years. They were thrilled to see Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige perform. The artists joined 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. What many do not know, however, is that the choreographer behind these epic dance moves at the Super Bowl is Fatima Robinson.
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.
Who is Fatima Robinson?
Fatima Robinson, 50, is a dancer, music video director and choreographer. She has choreographed music videos for various artists, including Michael Jackson ('Remember the Time'), Aaliyah ('Rock The Boat', 'Hot Like Fire', 'Try Again', 'We Need A Resolution', 'Are You That Somebody' and more), as well as Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back). She won the 2002 MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for her work on Mary J. Blige's 'Family Affair' video.
Robinson reportedly moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was four. Her mother reportedly worked at a hair salon. Before her fame, Robinson choreographed for a play named 'Radiant Baby' -- a musical based on the life of artist Keith Haring. This premiered at the Public Theater in New York City. A dancer, she has also been featured in Tupac and Dr. Dre's 'California Love' and Lenny Kravitz's 'Fly Away' video.
Recently, Robinson produced 'Taking the Stage: Changing America', a concert that honored the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is also the woman behind The Weeknd's 2016 Oscars performance of 'Earned It'. Robinson worked as a segment producer and choreographer for 'The Voice' from 2014 to 2016.