SUPER BOWL LVI
Dr Dre says he manifested Rams success; Snoop Dogg declares himself the 'GOAT'
There won't be any wardrobe malfunctions during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, but Dr Dre promised it will be one to live long in the memory.
The Los Angeles Rams are in the Super Bowl thanks to stunning seasons from the likes of Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald, but it turns out Dr Dre might have had something to do with it too.
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Hip hop and R&B, halftime entertainment
Sunday's Halftime Show will be a parade of hip hop royalty, with Dre set to be joined on stage by Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige. A cultural icon in Los Angeles, Dre is delighted to be sharing the spotlight with the hometown team, claiming to have spoken their success into existence.
"Who else could do this show here in LA, who else could perform the Halftime Show other than these amazing artists that we put together for this thing?" Dre said during the Halftime Show media conference on Thursday. "Not only that, I've been manifesting the Rams, since the beginning of the season, I'm just thinking about it every day, I'm meditating on it and I'm like: 'Okay, it would be perfect if we are in the Super Bowl performing and the Rams are in the game as well.'"
Dre promised surprises in the show, though he would not go into any further detail. He and Snoop vowed there would be no wardrobe malfunctions. Dre joked he had dissuaded him and Eminem from any provocative displays during the performance.
Snoop: "I'm the GOAT!"
Snoop, though, expects to have the greatest impact during the show. Asked what he wants the audience to take from the concert, Snoop replied: "[That] I'm the greatest to ever do it. Somebody gotta say it, Tom Brady wouldn't say it, I'm the GOAT."
And although Snoop is a fully fledged Pittsburgh Steelers fan, he is backing the Rams to keep the Lombardi Trophy at SoFi Stadium. "I gotta go with LA," he said.
In a moderated conversation, Dre, Snoop and Mary J all emphasised how much work has gone into the show. Asked what will be on her mind once the performance is done, Mary J said: "A drink. A really nice tall drink because I've just been so focused on me and the Super Bowl."
With Dre describing their act as "f*****g incredible" and Snoop labelling it "magnífico", one of the most anticipated Halftime Shows in Super Bowl history appears set to be one not to forget.