Jay Z Said He Would Quit if NFL Didn’t Let Dr. Dre’s Halftime Show Go Forward


This yr’s NFL Tremendous Bowl halftime display was once one of the talked-about in years. The efficiency, which came about in Los Angeles all through the halfway level of the Large Sport, featured mythical hip-hop artists like Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and extra.

However it nearly didn’t cross forward as deliberate, in step with Snoop.

Jay Z, who’s the reputable Reside Song Leisure Strategist for the Nationwide Soccer League, needed to combat for the display, mentioned Snoop.

Talking with Tidal’s Elliott Wilson in an interview on Friday (March 4), Snoop talked in regards to the second wherein the efficiency will have long gone on as deliberate or been thwarted by means of league officers.

Stated Snoop (by the use of XXL Mag), “Jay was once the primary one who got here to the dressing room after I were given offstage. We had [300 Entertainment CEO] Kevin Liles in there. Kevin Liles had Jay on FaceTime, seeking to display him the place we was once at. So then he got here down, and shortly as he got here in he hugged me. We hug each and every different tight. It was once as though we gained a championship. Like, you realize whilst you’re surely satisfied for each and every different? Folks don’t perceive, me and him are those. He’s the only at the East. I’m the only from the West.”

That bond helped to gas Jay Z when the NFL attempted to reportedly censor or curtail the efficiency.

Snoop defined, “We like each and every different. Like, no longer secretly, like publicly, we like each and every different. It’s what it’s, so it’s like for him to visit bat for us and inform the NFL, ‘Fuck that. They carry out or I surrender,’ that was once essentially the most gangster shit out of the whole lot. Then with apparel and kneeling and all this … you’ll be able to’t put on your gang bang shit? Jay-Z hit me like, ‘Put on what the fuck you need to put on. Peace to the Gods.’”

In 2019, Jay Z signed a take care of the NFL to go the league’s musical leisure, which contains the largest degree in song: the Tremendous Bowl halftime display. At the moment, many criticized Jay’s take care of the league given the NFL’s historical past with the protesting Colin Kaepernick.

However it seems, for many who favored the 2022 halftime display, it was once excellent for the league, the performers, and the song at massive.

The Weeknd carried out in 2021 and sooner than that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira headlined the 2020 halftime display. In 2022, the halftime display was once reportedly extra broadly seen than the sport itself, pulling a whopping 103.4 million perspectives.