Snoop Dogg was one of five performers at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show on Sunday, February 13, 2022.
Here’s what you need to know:
Watch Snoop Dogg Open the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show
Snoop Dogg opened the show rapping on the roof of a row of homes next to Dr. Dre. The song, “The Next Episode” is one of his most popular hits. His performance was quick but served a big punch to open the Halftime show with a bang.
After all the entertainers had a chance to perform, Snoop Dogg got back on the mic and the Super Bowl crowd began to chant his name. He handed the mic over to Dr. Dre and they performed a duet of “Still D.R.E.” with everyone on their feet.
Then Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent jumped in to accompany Eminem and Kendrick Lamar pulling up the rear.
Here’s the entire setlist for the short show according to XXL Magazine.
1. “The Next Episode” – Snoop Dogg
2. “California Love” – Dr. Dre
3. “In Da Club” – 50 Cent
4. “Family Affair” – Mary J. Blige
5. “No More Drama” – Mary J. Blige
6. “M.a.a.D City” – Kendrick Lamar
7. “Alright” – Kendrick Lamar
8. “Lose Yourself” – Eminem
9. “Still D.R.E.” – Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
Fans loved the show, tweeting about how emotional they were getting watching such iconic rappers performing together.
“All of you, just made history Goats,” someone tweeted.
“The half time performance was epic, it was really wonderful to see u and Dre together again like in the early ’90s,” a fan tweeted to Snoop Dogg.
“Snoop Dogg is my emotional support dog,” another person wrote.
Eminem Stole the Show When He Knelt During His Performance Creating Controversy
When the Halftime show was drawing to a close, Eminem dropped to one knee. Fans thought he might have been making a statement after a report by Puck said the NFL has explicitly asked the performers not to take a knee.
Shortly after the performance aired a conflicting statement was released by NFL’s Brian McCarthy debunking the report by Puck.
“Report was erroneous,” McCarthy told journalist Albert Breer. “We watched all elements of the show during numerous rehearsals this week.”
Snoop Dogg Posts About ‘Gold Digger Season’ After News of ‘Sexual Assault & Sex Trafficking’ Claims
On February 10, 2022, the Los Angeles Times reported that Snoop Dogg was “being sued by a former backup dancer who alleges she was the victim of sex trafficking and sexual assault by the rapper and one of his associates.”
“Gold digger season is here be careful Nefews keep ya guards up,” he wrote on Instagram on February 9, 2022 “And. Keep ya circle small.”
Though it did not directly mention the lawsuit, many believe that was what he was referring to.