Eminem Takes A Knee During His Halftime Performance

Eminem Takes A Knee During His Halftime Performance

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12 min agoEminem takes a knee during his halftime performance From CNN’s Maureen Chowdhury

Eminem kneels next to Dr. Dre during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.Rapper Eminem took a knee during his halftime performance, a gesture often done to protest racial injustice in the country.

Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was heavily criticized for starting this form of protest in 2016 at a preseason game during the national anthem.

Since then, this particular form of protest has come under scrutiny, not only by the NFL, but by other large sporting organizations.

The moment happened right after the legendary rapper ended his performance of his hit song “Lose Yourself” and rapped the iconic line “This opportunity comes once in a lifetime. you better lose yourself.”

20 min agoBengals take the lead to open 2nd halfFrom CNN’s Jason Kurtz

Tee Higgins of the Cincinnati Bengals catches the ball over Jalen Ramsey of the Los Angeles Rams for a touchdown in the third quarter. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)The dust had barely settled on the Super Bowl halftime show when the Bengals took their first lead of the evening.

Just twelve seconds into the third quarter, Bengals QB Joe Burrow hit Tee Higgins for a 75-yard scoring strike on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey was looking for an offensive pass interference penalty as he was shoved to the LA turf by Higgins, but the referees did not agree and the play stood.

The play marked Higgins’ second TD of the game, and gave the Bengals the lead at 17-13.

Moments later, the Bengals defense added to the Rams’ second-half setback, as Rams quarterback Matt Stafford’s first down pass was intercepted by Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie.

22 min agoHip hop’s biggest stars turned the Super Bowl into the ultimate house party. Here’s what it looked like.Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg perform during the halftime show. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)A parade of hip hop legends took the field tonight for the Super Bowl halftime show. It was the first time the Super Bowl featured hip hop artists as the main act.

From the previously announced performances by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, to cameos from 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak, the show was a love letter to the genre and Los Angeles.

The stars performed on various stages designed to look like the world’s coolest house party.

Take a look:

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform during the halftime show. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Mary J. Blige takes the stage. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Eminem performs with Anderson Paak on drums. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)Snoop Dogg performs during the halftime show. (Julio Cortez/AP)33 min ago50 Cent just gave us all a surprise “In Da Club” performance while suspended upside down50 Cent makes a surprise appearance during the halftime show. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)50 Cent made a surprise appearance at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show to perform his 2003 hit “In Da Club” — partially while suspended upside down.

We knew this would be a big night for hip hop: It’s the first time the Super Bowl halftime show will feature hip hop artists as the main act. Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Mary J. Blige were previously confirmed as performers.

The show’s just getting started, so let’s see if we get any other surprise appearances.

28 min agoHip Hop and rap take center stage during an epic halftime show celebrating L.A. From CNN’s Maureen Chowdhury

Mary J. Blige performs during the halftime show of Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13. (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)Super Bowl audiences were transported back to the 90s and early 00s, as some of the biggest hip hop and rap stars took the stage during the half time show.

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre took it back to the streets of Compton to kick off the show performing “The Next Episode” on a stage set up to look like the ultimate 90s house party.

In a clear celebration of the city and state where the Super Bowl is being held, Snoop and Dre then performed Tupac Shakur’s “California Love.”

In a surprise moment, 50 cent performed his club banger “In Da Club,” a staple track for any party in the early 00s.

Mary J. Blige performed a medley of her biggest hits, followed by Kendrick Lamar, who performed his song “Alright” with a group of perfectly synced backup dancers.

Eminem then made a grand, explosive entrance and performed his hit “Lose Yourself.”

Dr. Dre closed out the show with “Still D.R.E” and — for those watching from home, a perfect wide shot of the ultimate house party happening center field. The perfect end to a halftime show meant to be the ultimate nostalgic concert.

51 min agoGet ready for a ’90s lovefest: The Super Bowl halftime show just startedDr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform during the halftime show. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)It’s halftime at Super Bowl LVI and five of hip hop’s biggest names are about to hit the stage for the halftime show.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar are all performing this year. A trailer for the show was a cinematic treat in a ’90s-style video.

1 hr 7 min agoAs we wait for the 2022 halftime performance, here’s a look back at some of the best over the yearsFrom CNN’s Glen Levy, Allyssia Alleyne, Lisa Respers France and Maureen Chowdhury

Never mind the action on the field at the NFL’s showcase game: for many, this weekend will be all about Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. And the man who helped bring the nostalgic Super Bowl LVI halftime show to life is a British TV director named Hamish Hamilton.

Since 2010’s, the now 55-year-old, award-winning Hamilton has been involved in showcasing musicians so famous we know them by a single name — Madonna! Beyoncé! Gaga! — or bands that have soundtra

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