On Sunday (February 3), the Los Angeles Rams will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. While most people are focused on the game itself, there’s another important event happening that day: The Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show. This year’s show is historic, as it will be headlined by none other than Eminem, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Mary J. Blige.
Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show: Eminem, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar and More to Take the Stage
The SoFi Stadium outside will host Eminem, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Mary J of Music’s Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show on Sunday (February 13), making it a historic occasion for all of Hip Hop culture. Many individuals are unaware that they may not be compensated for their efforts.
The NFL made Shakira and Jennifer Lopez a “union scale,” which is “a fraction of the six- and seven-figure amounts” that artists usually make. “We don’t pay the artists,” NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter once informed Forbes. “We cover production costs and expenses.”
Mary J. Blige, on the other hand, isn’t concerned. In fact, she’s certain that this show will help her for years to come. Taylor Swift dropped a line from Eminem’s 2002 monster hit “Lose Yourself” to explain why she’s not concerned with making money during an interview with The Cruz Show.
“You’ll be paid for the rest of your life from this,” she added. “They don’t have to pay me anything. But if it was paying, it would be a significant sum of money. I’m alright with that. “This is your chance to make a difference. Eminem said in ‘Lose Yourself,’ this is the opportunity of a lifetime.’”
According to Esquire, the NFL’s policy promises to pay travel expenses for the artists and all production costs, although the performers do not receive a wage. The expenses for performing even a 13-minute part may be staggering.
For example, the league spent more than $13 million on J.Lo and Shakira’s 2020 performance, which includes paychecks for up to 3,000 personnel as well as complicated technical aspects of the show such as a collapsible, 38-part stage.
It’s doubtful that any of Dr. Dre, Eminem, K. Dot, MJB, or Snoop Dogg’s future endeavors will be leaked in the near future. It was playing Bon Jovi and Red Hot Chili Peppers music to masks the sounds emerging from the stadium as rehearsals got underway on Thursday (February 10).
Some residents of the adjacent neighborhood are unhappy about having to endure “Livin’ On a Prayer” on repeat as they put their children to bed during late-night rehearsals, according to TMZ. Blige has also remained tight-lipped regarding the installation, but she did say it made her “goosebumps.”
The Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show will be broadcast on February 3, 2020, between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. PST.)
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