Eminem defies the NFL to kneel during the Super Bowl halftime tournament program

Eminem kneels during the Super Bowl LVI . halftime show

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Eminem took a knee during his Super Bowl LVI halftime performance – a move that was said to directly defy the wishes of the NFL.

Rapper was joined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamarand surprise the guests 50 Cents and Anderson .Paak in an energetic Pepsi-sponsored mega-party that celebrates the soundtrack to all your Generation X and Millennial friends’ college parties.

Many of these artists’ songs have boldly and candidly dealt with civil rights and other political topics, and while Dre’s 1988 NWA song “F*** Tha Police” certainly wasn’t. put on tonight’s playlist, this isn’t a bunch of people shyly avoiding hot button issues.

The media reports before the big game said that Eminem was make a request to kneel honor Colin Kaepernickbut was rejected by the NFL’s Powers because they wanted to avoid a “divisive culture war moment”.

Once the show started and Eminem was on the roof of the huge mansion built for the stage, there wasn’t much that the NFL’s brass could do. After he and Dre wowed audiences with their 2000 hit “Forgot About Dre,” Eminem won an Oscar for “Lose Yourself” from his 2002 film. 8 miles.

He dropped the last chorus…

You better immerse yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, don’t miss the chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime

… And put your hands on your head and knelt when the crowd roared.

See above, via NBC.

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Dustin Huang

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