Super Bowl 2022 halftime show live: Eminem kneels during historic performance with Kendrick Lamar, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige

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Fans tuned in for one of the most anticipated Super Bowl halftime shows in years, with Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige all headlining.

The 2022 Super Bowl took place tonight (13 February) at the SoFi Stadium in LA, with the Los Angeles Rams taking on the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s the first time that the Super Bowl – one of the biggest sporting events of the year in the US – will return to the Los Angeles area.

Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Blige, and Lamar joined a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Beyoncé, Madonna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira.

Among the surprises was an appearance from 50 Cent for a rendition of “In Da Club”, and Anderson .Paak on drums during Eminem’s performance of “Lose Yourself”.

At the end of “Lose Yourself”, Eminem defied reported instructions by the NFL to keep politics out of the show, and took the knee for one minute.

Last year, The Weeknd delivered an acclaimed set at at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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While a teaser was previously released, revealing its title, the new trailer unveiled the first full look at the forthcoming return to JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth since Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.

The new show will run for eight episodes when it arrives this September. After it was reported that the trailer would be released during the Super Bowl, fans made no secret of the fact that this was the only reason they were tuning in on social media.

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The rapper took the knee at the end of a rendition of “Lose Yourself”, which also included Dr Dre, and Anderson .Paak on drums.

According to the New York Post,Dre felt “disgustingly censored” by executives who didn’t want the performance to become a “divisive culture war moment”.

The NFL also reportedly expressed its discomfort over lyrics in “Still Dre” about “still not loving police”.

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Now to Eminem, with “Lose Yourself”, and Anderson .Paak on the drums!

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Amid reports that this year’s Super Bowl halftime show was heavily censored by the NFL, Kendrick Lamar makes a huge opening statement by performing “Alright”, which became a protest anthem during the Black Lives Matter protests.

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Mary J Blige opening her segment with a rendition of her classic, “Family Affair”, dressed in a dazzling mirrored costume. Looking and sounding absolutely fantastic.

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Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg open the Super Bowl 2022 halftime show with some West Coast classics, including “Still Dre” and “California Love”.

It’s hard to pick up on the vibe from home, but both artists look like they’re having a great time. It’s a real party happening down there, complete with dancers and… 50 Cent! A surprise appearance to perform a medley of his biggest hits, including “In Da Club”.

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Simpsons episode goes viral for ‘predicting’ Super Bowl 2022 winner

The stills are taken from the eighth episode of season 16, which is titled “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass”. Originally broadcast in February 2005, the Super Bowl-themed episode arrived after the New England Patriots won for the third time.

The episode sees Homer become a viral sensation thanks to a victory dance filmed by Ned Flanders, which is then put on the internet by Comic Book Guy.

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