Dr. Dre 'Went Against' One Of The NFL's Requests During Super Bowl Halftime Show
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Dr. Dre went against the NFL's request to remove 'still not loving police' from his performance of 'Still D.R.E' during Super Bowl LVI's halftime show.
Dre took to the stage with Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and other rap legends for an incredible performance at SoFi Stadium.
The 56-year-old put up most of the show's $7 million budget himself and according to a Puck report, the NFL were keen to control one element of Dre's performance.
1999 smash-hit 'Still D.R.E' left NFL officials 'uncomfortable' and asked Dre to omit 'still not loving police' in the song.
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The line is in reference to Dre's time as leader of the N.W.A., who caused controversy after releasing 'F**k Tha Police' in 1988.
If you watched the show, and you should if you haven't already, you'll hear the California native sing it loud and proud with an increased emphasis.
Dre reportedly went 'back and forth' with league officials about what he could and couldn't sing and claimed he was feeling 'disgustingly censored' throughout.
Reports suggested Eminem was banned from taking a knee during his performance and social media went wild when he did so.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took the knee during a preseason game in 2016 to protest against police brutality.
"We watched all elements of the show during multiple performances this week," Brian McCarthy, an NFL spokesperson stated.
"(We) were aware that Eminem was going to do that."
It's safe to say the halftime show will go down as one of the most memorable in history.
On the field, it was the Los Angeles Rams who defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 to win their first Vince Lombardi Trophy in 22 years.
The Bengals needed just one yard on the fourth down to put them within field goal range to level things up right at the death.
However, the Rams defence managed to hold on and secure a historic win.
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