'Minor' changes to the NFL, Eminem's knee, and Dr. Dre's Super Bowl halftime performance
We have made it through another Super Bowl, the Rams have earned a hangover, and the halftime performers can walk around feeling like winners.
Hip-hop heavyweights Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and special guests lit up the SoFi Stadium's entertainment slot this year.
In response to TMZ, Dre addressed some of the rumors surrounding the spectacular 15-minute showcase, as well as what the NFL approved (and what was axed).
"There were a few things we had to change, but they were all really small things," the legendary producer, rapper and N.W.A founder told the news title.
People watching the spectacle are discussing Eminem's decision to take a knee during his rendition of "Lose Yourself," an apparent gesture of support for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Though the NFL has since denied that the move was in defiance of the league, a report claimed the move was in defiance of the NFL.
Taking a knee was something he did on his own, and there was no problem with it.
However, the NFL took issue with some of the lyrical content. He had to remove references to Los Angeles gangs, but Dre says that it was "no big deal."
All in all, he said, the performers "were professional, everyone was on time, and everybody felt the sheer magnitude of what this was." As far as experiences go, this one was "awesome."
Dre's mansion was rocked all night long by the party. The guests included actor Don Cheadle and Blige, who was in the mood for music.
"She played me some samples, and we were just having fun because we were talking about working together on her next project," Dre explained. We were downstairs (in the studio) having a blast. Just listening to samples and music.”
For the record, the Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl LVI, beating Cincinnati Bengals by the scoreline 23-20.