The annual announcement of the Super Bowl halftime lineup is always a big deal. But this year’s rundown has sent football and music fans into overdrive with anticipation thanks to its hip-hip and R&B talent.
After it was announced on Thursday (Sept. 30) that Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar are set to perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Feb. 13, 2022, Twitter users simply could not deal.
“Suddenly I’m a huge football fan,” read a tweet posted shortly after the lineup was revealed. Another responded, “This is hands down the greatest Superbowl halftime show of all time.”
Someone else pointed out that the gig is the capper to a pretty epic run for K.Dot, writing, “Kendrick Lamar multi Grammy winner, Pulitzer Prize winner, and now Super Bowl performer just a decade into his career. Insane.”
Then again, given the male contingent’s propensity for not-safe-for-prime-time rhymes, someone else was excited about the killer cast, but worried, “There’s going to be so many bleeps during the #HalftimeShow. Are we going to actually hear the songs?”
Believe it or not, the show — put together in partnership with the NFL, Pepsi and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation — will be the first time that all five superstars will perform together on stage. It will also be the first time that the Super Bowl will take place in Los Angeles in 30 years, being housed in the newly built stadium that is home to both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. The show will air on NBC.
Check out some of the best reaction tweets below.
Kendrick Lamar multi Grammy winner, Pulitzer Prize winner, and now Super Bowl performer just a decade into his career. Insane.
— Wow (@wowhespittin) September 30, 2021
This is hands down the greatest Superbowl halftime show of all time.
Also remember that JAY-Z has creative control over who performs every year at the Superbowl!
— Big John Boatright ⛎♐4️⃣4️⃣4️⃣ ✨ (@BigBoatright) October 1, 2021
Eminem really gave us all this in 24 hours pic.twitter.com/2Vg5OSY4Nv
— elsa (@MurderARhyme) September 30, 2021
There’s going to be so many bleeps during the #HalftimeShow. Are we going to actually hear the songs?
Also, this lineup pic.twitter.com/CUx49f3P1c
— Cameron with 2 A’s (@cameran_ryan) September 30, 2021
Heard Kendrick is performing with Dre, Snoop, and Eminem at the #HalftimeShow pic.twitter.com/aqLsVm5gOU
— David Owens (@DROwens901) October 1, 2021
Oooooo the #HalftimeShow is gonna be gooooood this year!!!! Heyyyyyyyyyy pic.twitter.com/W1r1ZERRKx
— kadirakali (@Kadirakali) October 1, 2021
WE GOT EMINEM, SNOOP, DR DRE & KENDRICK FOR THE SUPER BOWL HALF TIME SHOW!! GET READYYY pic.twitter.com/J2wddsXPz8
— Ama (@Amarely2016) September 30, 2021
Super Bowl Halftime show feels a little 2001 and I am here for it. Inglewood’s always up to no good. #HalfTimeShow pic.twitter.com/keeF0feNCZ
— Amy Morris (@AmyJoMorris7) October 1, 2021
This is gonna be an epic moment in music’s history❗#HalfTimeShow #Halftime #eminem #SuperBowl #drdre #kendricklamar #maryjblige #SnoopDogg pic.twitter.com/c2Su9lmqOl
— amirreza (@erbs_amir) September 30, 2021