Dr. Dre states he had uncertainty about performing at Super Bowl LVI until Jay-Z and Nas made him at ease at the idea.
“I was absolutely concerned about that,” he admitted. “I actually called a couple of close friends and said, ‘Listen, I’m gonna pull out. I’m not gonna do the show. Because I don’t know if I want that smoke. I don’t know if I want the backlash after doing the show and potentially looking like a fucking sellout or something like that.’”
He continued: “I got on the phone with Nas. He called me up and was like, ‘Yo bro’ — you know, Nas has that voice — ‘Yo bro, you gotta do it. You gotta do this. It’s gonna be so powerful for fucking Hip Hop, for the culture, for you, for L.A. and the whole nine.’”
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Check out Dre’s comments on the Super Bowl performance above. The halftime show would end up being a memorable one. Fans of hip hop relived the 90s greats along with the new generation with Kendrick Lamar.