“No, I had to talk Snoop and Eminem out of pulling their penises out. Especially Eminem,” Dre said. He also spoke of the show. “We’re going to open more doors for hip-hop artists in the future and make sure that the NFL understands that this is what it should have been a long time ago. It’s crazy that it took all of this time for us to be recognized,”
Dre added, “I think we’re going to do a fantastic job. We’re going to do it so big that they can’t deny us anymore in the future.”
However, Dogg has assured the viewers of no surprises. “There won’t be any wardrobe malfunctions,” he said in an interview with TMZ. “But I may not put my shirt on,” he teased.
Janet Jackson Had A Wardrobe Malfunction At A Previous Super Bowl
Her wardrobe malfunction happened in February 2004, and after 20 years, it remains a hot topic.
Jackson invited Justin Timberlake to perform on stage with her at the Super Bowl, as most fans know. Timberlake ripped off her clothing at the end of their performance, accidentally exposing her breasts.
She was appalled by the fiasco and received a lot of criticism for the incident. Many people have posited that it was a publicity stunt, while some believe it was unplanned.
Although Timberlake’s career didn’t take a hit, Jackson’s did. According to Billboard, her songs and videos were blocklisted from all TV services and radio channels. In a 2016 Interview on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Winfrey explained that the Federal Communications Commission received more than five hundred thousand complaints. In addition, the NFL was asked to refund the ten million dollars given to the halftime sponsor.
However, Jackson revealed that the wardrobe malfunction was intentional, but Timberlake ripped more than intended. The latter was meant to remove the cup of Jackson’s top to reveal her bra. She also admitted that it was an embarrassment to her and apologized to the public, expressing her regret and calling it an “accident.”
Who Else Is Performing At The Superbowl?
Apart from Dre, Dogg, and Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige will perform. In Dogg’s point of view, it was an iconic moment that combined “the biggest sporting event in the world” with hip-hop, “the biggest form of music in the world.”
“We appreciate the NFL for even entertaining hip-hop because we know a lot of people that don’t want hip-hop onstage,’ he said. ‘But we’re here now, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” he concluded.
Other artists who performed at the previous Super Bowls include Big Boi of Outkast, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Travis Scott, and Black Eyed Peas.
Dre mentioned that there would be surprises as he has added two deaf musicians, Sean Forbes and Warren ‘Wawa’ Snipe. This will be the first time deaf artists will feature in the show.
The pair will gesticulate using their hands and body to deliver special performances in American Sign Language as the other iconic artists sing on stage.
Who Will Be Performing First?
Although no one is sure at the moment, there’s a high chance of Dr. Dre starting first. He’s the headliner, and he stands a good chance of performing first. His “California Love” will be a good opener if he does. It’s a hit song and starts by welcoming everyone to the “wild wild West.”
On the other hand, “The Next Episode” is equally a good idea. Also, “Nuthin But A G Thang.” It’s interesting to note that Dogg was the first to rap on each song despite it being Dre’s song.
However, Lamar will mainly start first if the show is built up like a traditional concert, where there will be a build-up to the headliner. In that case, he might open with his “Humble” or “Family Affair.”
Eminem’s Performance Might Not Be Censored
NBC will be conscientious, so many things will be blanked out on stage. However, that might likely be for Dogg, Lamar, or Dre.
Despite having a propensity to swearing, there’s nothing worth overly censor-worthy in his songs. For example, his featured “Lose Yourself” piece.
However, if he does his verse on Dre’s “Forget About Dre,” the NBC’s hands might itch, and he might get censored.